January 27, 2006
Kaplan's An Unhurried View of Copyright Republished with Expert Commentary
An Unhurried View of Copyright Republished
and David Nimmer, Arthur R. Miller, Paul Goldstein, Lloyd L. Weinreb, Jon A. Baumgarten, Robert A. Gorman & Jane C. Ginsburg, Iris C. Geik, Paul Bender, Jerry Cohen, Wendy J. Gordon & Lois Wasoff, Roger L. Zissu
Publisher: Matthew Bender
Format: One Volume, Casebound
The ultimate tribute to Benjamin Kaplan and his 1967 An Unhurried View of Copyright, this 2005 one-volume anthology provides a compelling twist on republication. It joins the reprint of Kaplan's 1967 work with contemporary commentary on that thesis inked from the no-holds-barred perspectives of 13 luminaries from across the publishing, business, and academic communities of copyright law.
Published when Benjamin Kaplan was the Royall Professor of Law at Harvard University and taken from his 1966 James S. Carpentier Lectures at Columbia University, the 1967 An Unhurried View of Copyright is percipient, for, as the ensuing quote demonstrates, it eerily describes and comments on copyright in a computer-dominated world, a world that did not then exist:
"You must imagine, at the eventual heart of things to come, linked or integrated systems or networks of computers capable of storing faithful simulacra of the entire treasure of the accumulated knowledge and artistic production of past ages, and of taking into the store new intelligence of all sorts as produced. . . . Lasers [and] satellites [among others] will operate as ganglions to extend the reach of the systems to the ultimate users . . . ."
A glossary to the 1967 book has been added. The original pagination of the 1967 work has been preserved.
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