Category Archives: Media & the Law

The Global Cybercrime Industry: Economic, Institutional and Strategic Perspectives

This book is about the global cybercrime industry, which according to some estimates, is a US$1 trillion industry and is growing rapidly. It examines economic and institutional processes in the cybercrime industry, provides insights into the entrepreneurial aspect of firms … Continue reading

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Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century (Inalienable Rights)

Lee Bollinger is one of our foremost experts on the First Amendment–both an erudite scholar and elegant advocate. In this sweeping account, he explores the troubled history of a free press in America and looks toward the challenges ahead. The … Continue reading

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In Confidence: When to Protect Secrecy and When to Require Disclosure

The variety and pervasiveness of confidentiality issues today is breathtaking. Not a day passes without a media report on a breach of confidentiality, a claim of attorney-client privilege, a journalist jailed for refusing to reveal a source, a medical or … Continue reading

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Peer-to-Peer Video: The Economics, Policy, and Culture of Today’s New Mass Medium

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) networks are comprised of equal “nodes” that function as both clients and servers, as opposed to systems in which data and information are managed through centralized servers. The implications of this architecture go far beyond the technological realm; … Continue reading

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The Future of the Internet–And How to Stop It

This extraordinary book explains the engine that has catapulted the Internet from backwater to ubiquity?and reveals that it is sputtering precisely because of its runaway success. With the unwitting help of its users, the generative Internet is on a path … Continue reading

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Copyright’s Paradox

Providing a vital economic incentive for much of society’s music, art, and literature, copyright is widely considered “the engine of free expression”–but it is also used to stifle news reporting, political commentary, historical scholarship, and even artistic expression. In Copyright’s … Continue reading

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EU Digital Copyright Law and the End-User

To what extent is the user of a copyrighted digital work entitled to make a copy for personal use of the work without the copyright holder s consent? Are file-sharers shielded from copyright liability under the exception of private copying … Continue reading

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Law on the Screen (The Amherst Series in Law, Jurisprudence, and Social Thought)

The proliferation of images of law, legal processes, and officials on television and in film is a phenomenon of enormous significance. Mass-mediated images are as powerful, pervasive, and important as are other early twenty-first-century social forces—e.g. globalization, neo-colonialism, and human … Continue reading

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The Book Publishing Industry, Second Edition

This volume provides an innovative and detailed overview of the book publishing industry, including details about the business processes in editorial, marketing, and production. The work explores the complex issues that occur everyday in the publishing industry and covers the … Continue reading

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Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity

A landmark manifesto about the genuine closing of the American mind. Lawrence Lessig could be called a cultural environmentalist. One of America’s most original and influential public intellectuals, his focus is the social dimension of creativity: how creative work builds … Continue reading

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