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Copyright Vs. User Rights

Defenders of copyright law often talk about how copyright is a 'right' for artists but ignore that at the same time it often takes away the rights of users.

Defenders of current copyright law often make final declarations about how copyright is a ‘right’ for artists, and thus protecting those rights absolutely makes sense. What they never seem to talk about is how, at the same time, copyright quite frequently is removing rights from the public. Julian Sanchez points us to a fascinating new paper from law professor John Tehranian, which tries to bring user rights back into the discussion of copyright. …It effectively highlights how copyright really quite frequently takes away the rights that people would have in analogous situations.


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