Internet and the Law: Technology, Society, and Compromises by Aaron Schwabach

By Aaron Schwabach

Utilizing key occasions to demonstrate significant matters, net and the legislations: expertise, Society, and Compromises explores such major criminal battles as A&M documents v. Napster and Apple laptop v. Franklin desktop, permitting readers a glance into tales of alternate secrets and techniques, track robbery, and business espionage.As info expertise grows and the Internet's international achieve strengthens, it really is changing into tougher to outline ideas to control it. Governments have attempted, for numerous purposes, to limit net content material yet haven't succeeded, partly as the foreign nature of the web makes enforcement tricky. net and the legislation makes a speciality of legislation in relation to highbrow estate and freedom of expression, and offers info in a transparent and concise demeanour, making it simply available to scholars and others gaining knowledge of the intricacies of web legislations.

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3d 1308 (9th Cir. 1999) • Steve Jackson Games v. 3d 457 (5th Cir. , http://www. p= CoalitionMembers (visited November 18, 2004). p=MissionStatement/Principles (visited November 18, 2004). eff. org/about/ (visited November 18, 2004). org/. Mike Godwin, Cyber Rights: Defending Free Speech in the Digital Age (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2003). Tim Jordan, Cyberpower: The Culture and Politics of Cyberspace and the Internet (New York: Routledge, 1999). Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture: How Big Media Uses Technology and the Law to Lock Down Culture and Control Creativity (New York: Penguin, 2004) (also available as a free download).

Historically equipment manufacturers have been dubious of copyright protection schemes initiated by the content industry. Incorporating copy protection and digital rights management technology makes equipment more expensive to manufacture and increases compatibility problems; at the same time, consumers would prefer not to have it. It is not in the interests of equipment manufacturers to benefit the content industry at their own and their customers’ expense. In order to be workable, AACS will have to take the interests of equipment manufacturers (and their customers) into account.

A large number of books have been written to help laypersons, law students, and lawyers navigate these complexities; many are cited in the “Sources and further reading” notes after each entry in this book. The books from Nolo Press are written for nonlawyers; the “Nutshells” and “Understanding” series are written primarily for law students. All three, though, are frequently relied on by lawyers as well. Books aimed at practicing attorneys and law professors tend to be somewhat inaccessible— Shaw’s conspiracy against the laity.

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