Title: Public Rights: Copyright’s Public Domains
Authors: Graham Greenleaf and David Lindsay
Hardcover: ISBN: 978-1107134065, New from $128.04; (Used from $62.00); Kindle: $99.20
Imprint: Cambridge University Press, 2019
“Access to works in the public domain is an important source of human creativity and autonomy, whether in the arts, scientific research or online discourse. But what can users actually do with works without obtaining the permission of a copyright owner? Readers will be surprised to find how many different kinds of permitted usage exist around the world. This book offers a comprehensive international and comparative account of the copyright public domain. It identifies fifteen categories of public rights and gives a detailed legal explanation of each, showing how their implementation differs between jurisdictions. Through this analysis, the authors aim to restore balance to copyright policy debates, and to contribute to such debates by making practical law reform proposals. A major intervention in the field of intellectual property law and copyright, this book will appeal to lawyers, scholars and those involved in the administration of copyright law…”
‘Greenleaf and Lindsay’s insightful, original and comprehensive examination of the breadth of the public domain is an exceptional achievement. A must-read for anyone concerned with copyright, creativity, and cultural heritage.’ Michael Geist, University of Ottawa
‘Greenleaf and Lindsay have delivered the seminal work on copyright’s public domain. Both comprehensive and compelling, all future scholarship must start here. A genuine tour-de-force.’ Ronan Deazley, Queen’s University Belfast
‘In this thoughtful and important account, Greenleaf and Lindsay map the corners of the public domain, explore its underlying values, and chart a course for its future. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone who seeks to have a nuanced and in-depth understanding of the public domain.’ Sara Bannerman, Canada Research Chair in Communication Policy and Governance, McMaster University, Canada
(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing for suggesting this week’s “Book of the Week.”)
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.