Professor Paul Heald provided an overview of his new book "Copy This Book! What Data Can Tell Us About Copyright and the Public Good" for blogs Rorotoko and CREATe. An excerpt of his piece on CREATe follows:
"Our earliest attitudes about copyright law are probably formed by elementary school teachers admonishing us not to copy. Seeing little Johnny and Suzy sent to the principal’s office for plagiarism sends a pretty clear message about the consequences of borrowing someone else’s work!
"Copy this Book! What Data Tells Us About Copyright and the Public Good hopes to nudge the reader into questioning that ingrained anti-copying instinct. In fact, numerous recent studies show that modern copyright law stifles creativity, raises prices, and diminishes the availability of works to the public."
Read the post on rorotoko.com.
Read the post on create.ac.uk.