The Right Of Publicity

Author: Jennifer E. Rothman
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674986350
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Who controls how one’s identity is used by others? This legal question, centuries old, demands greater scrutiny in the Internet age. Jennifer Rothman uses the right of publicity—a little-known law, often wielded by celebrities—to answer that question, not just for the famous but for everyone. In challenging the conventional story of the right of publicity’s emergence, development, and justifications, Rothman shows how it transformed people into intellectual property, leading to a bizarre world in which you can lose ownership of your own identity. This shift and the right’s subsequent expansion undermine individual liberty and privacy, restrict free speech, and suppress artistic works. The Right of Publicity traces the right’s origins back to the emergence of the right of privacy in the late 1800s. The central impetus for the adoption of privacy laws was to protect people from “wrongful publicity.” This privacy-based protection was not limited to anonymous private citizens but applied to famous actors, athletes, and politicians. Beginning in the 1950s, the right transformed into a fully transferable intellectual property right, generating a host of legal disputes, from control of dead celebrities like Prince, to the use of student athletes’ images by the NCAA, to lawsuits by users of Facebook and victims of revenge porn. The right of publicity has lost its way. Rothman proposes returning the right to its origins and in the process reclaiming privacy for a public world.

Digital Copyright

Author: Jessica Litman
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 161592051X
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Professor Litman's work stands out as well-researched, doctrinally solid, and always piercingly well-written.-JANE GINSBURG, Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property, Columbia UniversityLitman's work is distinctive in several respects: in her informed historical perspective on copyright law and its legislative policy; her remarkable ability to translate complicated copyright concepts and their implications into plain English; her willingness to study, understand, and take seriously what ordinary people think copyright law means; and her creativity in formulating alternatives to the copyright quagmire. -PAMELA SAMUELSON, Professor of Law and Information Management; Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology, University of California, BerkeleyIn 1998, copyright lobbyists succeeded in persuading Congress to enact laws greatly expanding copyright owners' control over individuals' private uses of their works. The efforts to enforce these new rights have resulted in highly publicized legal battles between established media and new upstarts.In this enlightening and well-argued book, law professor Jessica Litman questions whether copyright laws crafted by lawyers and their lobbyists really make sense for the vast majority of us. Should every interaction between ordinary consumers and copyright-protected works be restricted by law? Is it practical to enforce such laws, or expect consumers to obey them? What are the effects of such laws on the exchange of information in a free society?Litman's critique exposes the 1998 copyright law as an incoherent patchwork. She argues for reforms that reflect common sense and the way people actually behave in their daily digital interactions.This paperback edition includes an afterword that comments on recent developments, such as the end of the Napster story, the rise of peer-to-peer file sharing, the escalation of a full-fledged copyright war, the filing of lawsuits against thousands of individuals, and the June 2005 Supreme Court decision in the Grokster case.Jessica Litman (Ann Arbor, MI) is professor of law at Wayne State University and a widely recognized expert on copyright law.

Privacy As Trust

Author: Ari Ezra Waldman
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ISBN: 1107186005
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Proposes a new way of thinking about information privacy that leverages law to protect disclosures in contexts of trust.

Scales Of Justice

Author: Nancy Fraser
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231146807
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Until recently, struggles for justice proceeded against the background of a taken-for-granted frame: the bounded territorial state. With that "Westphalian" picture of political space assumed by default, the scope of justice was rarely subject to open dispute. Today, however, human-rights activists and international feminists join critics of structural adjustment and the World Trade Organization in challenging the view that justice can only be a domestic relation among fellow citizens. Targeting injustices that cut across borders, they are making the scale of justice an object of explicit struggle. Inspired by these efforts, Nancy Fraser asks: What is the proper frame for theorizing justice? Faced with a plurality of competing scales, how do we know which one is truly just? In exploring these questions, Fraser revises her widely discussed theory of redistribution and recognition. She introduces a third, "political" dimension of justice--representation--and elaborates a new, reflexive type of critical theory that foregrounds injustices of "misframing." Engaging with thinkers such as Jürgen Habermas, John Rawls, Michel Foucault, and Hannah Arendt, she envisions a "postwestphalian" mapping of political space that accommodates transnational solidarity, transborder publicity, and democratic frame-setting, as well as emancipatory projects that cross borders. The result is a sustained reflection on who should count with respect to what in a globalizing world.

The Rise Of The Military Welfare State

Author: Jennifer Mittelstadt
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674915399
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After Vietnam the army promised its all-volunteer force a safety net long reserved for career soldiers: medical and dental care, education, child care, financial counseling, housing assistance, legal services. Jennifer Mittelstadt shows how this unprecedented military welfare system expanded at a time when civilian programs were being dismantled.

Outsourcing War And Peace

Author: Laura Anne Dickinson
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300144865
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This timely book describes the services that are now delivered by private contractors and the threat this trend poses to core public values of human rights, democratic accountability, and transparency. --

The Color Of Money

Author: Mehrsa Baradaran
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674982304
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In 1863 black communities owned less than 1 percent of total U.S. wealth. Today that number has barely budged. Mehrsa Baradaran pursues this wealth gap by focusing on black banks. She challenges the myth that black banking is the solution to the racial wealth gap and argues that black communities can never accumulate wealth in a segregated economy.

Re Engineering Humanity

Author: Brett Frischmann
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107147093
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Innovation has a dark side. The price of progress is that humans are becoming increasingly predictable, programmable, and machine-like.

A Gronking To Remember 2

Author: Lacey Noonan
Publisher: The Dishes Are Done, Man!
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Leigh has a serious problem. And it’s the sick, twisted pervert who’s kidnapped her for his own pleasure! Chad! When Leigh spurns his advances at a party he throws in her honor, Chad goes haywire and kidnaps her, stealing her away to his personal New England Patriots Shangri-La, a secret Man Cave hundreds of feet below sea level he affectionately calls his “Chadmiral’s Quarters.” Leigh awakens to a strange NFL-and-BDSM-infused nightmare. Chad is obviously off the deep end with lust for her, and while naked, Leigh is tantalized to see he is a very built and attractive man. But now that Chad has her in his grasp he has some very “unique” ideas about how they should spend their time together. He’s going to teach Leigh, this “Touchdown Queen,” about a side of Gronk she’s never experienced before... whether she want to learn it or not! It is a lesson that will make Leigh squirm with pain and with pleasure. Leigh cries out! But is it with ecstasy she cries out? Is she starting to like what Chad has to offer? Complicating things? With Dan? With Gronk? With her etsy store? With her very soul? Really, how many times in life has the sequel been better than the original? Well, let me tell you: THIS is one of those times. “A Gronking to Remember 2: Chad Goes Deep in the Neutral Zone” is so dark and twisted, so devious, so hot and thought-provoking, so full of plot twists and surprises, it makes the first book in the series, the best-selling “A Gronking to Remember,” look like A PIECE OF SHIT. So read what everyone is talking about. The saga continues! And have no reservations: “Chad Goes Deep in the Neutral Zone” is no sophomore slump… It is a verified sophomore SLAM. Warning: Contains some sexually graphic scenes as well as the misuse of American footballs that will leave you wet, hard and everything in between. Sports (Part Deux)!

The Choice Theory Of Contracts

Author: Hanoch Dagan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107135982
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The Choice Theory of Contracts is an engaging landmark that shows, for the first time, how freedom matters to contract.