ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, today announces the publication of the 2011 Cumulative Supplement to Copyright Law Deskbook. The new supplement provides important updates on new issues and the latest case law relating to copyright standards.
Copyright Law Deskbook expertly addresses the law and practice of copyright. It provides a thorough treatment of the relevant law, with a particular emphasis on, and analyses of, recent case law developments. The book manages to stay more pragmatic than existing treatises on the subject and aims to be useful rather than monumental, focusing on particular disputes and rendering details specific to legal questions decided by the courts so that practitioners can determine which cases are most likely to be germane to the questions they need answered.
The Deskbook is invaluable for its exploration of cases in which existing copyright content is being aggregated, adapted, and distributed in ways unforeseen by Congress when it passed the Copyright Act in 1976. You'll find the most up-to-date and significant aspects of the law in this resource, including fair use, work for hire, copyrightability, digital rights and the DMCA, international considerations, damages, formalities, preemption, and litigation issues. In addition, a companion Annotated Case Digest on CD-ROM covers every significant copyright law decision from 1993 through 2010 and includes a compilation of Robert W. Clarida's annual case law summaries published each year in the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A.
The 2011 Cumulative Supplement covers the latest rulings in important copyright cases, including:
- The recent relaxation of copyright registration standards, as illustrated by Cosmetic Ideas, Inc. v. IAC/Interactivecorp
- Important jurisdictional issues under the effects test, as applied in Brayton Purcell, LLP v. Recordon & Recordon
- The long reach of long-arm statutes, as in Marvel Worldwide, Inc. v. Kirby
- The continuing controversies over originality of authorship, as illustrated by Health Grades, Inc. v. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Inc.
- The extension of copyright protection via the compilation theory, as applied in Tristar Prods. v. SAS Group, Inc.
- Copyrightability of real estate information, following Salestraq Am., LLC v. Zyskowski
- Depictions of nature as protected original works, following the Ninth Circuit ruling in Lucky Break Wishbone Corp. v. Sears Roebuck & Co
Copyright Law Deskbook, with 2011 Cumulative Supplement is authored by Robert W. Clarida, a partner at Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman, P.C. in New York, and noted author and speaker on copyright. He currently serves as co-chair of the Copyright Committee of the New York State Bar Association IP section, and he also serves on the Board of Directors of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.
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