Books

The Unrealized Promise
of the Next Great Copyright Act:
U.S. Copyright Policy for the 21st Century

Edward Elgar 2019

The Unrealized Promise of the Next Great Copyright Act provides a unique perspective on one of the most active periods of copyright policy discourse in the United States since the enactment of the Copyright Act of 1976. Using the then-Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante’s landmark speech of 2013 The Next Great Copyright Act as a catalyst, Christopher S. Reed documents and assesses the major issues confronting the U.S. copyright system today.

The book offers an inside view of the Copyright Office’s attempts at reform as part of a comprehensive account of the complex dynamics between key stakeholder communities, government and legislation. Chapters also explore relevant areas of copyright such as orphan works and mass digitization, online copyright enforcement, visual arts and music licensing, and demonstrate that despite previous difficulties the time is now ripe for an update to U.S. copyright law.

This insightful book will be of great value to scholars and legal practitioners with a focus on copyright law and policy, and will also prove a useful resource for instructors teaching copyright policy at an advanced level. Others with an interest in intellectual property, technology and connected culture, or politics and government will also find this book an engaging read.

Copyright Workflow for Photographers: Protecting, Managing, and Sharing
Digital Images

Peachpit Press 2014

Why do you need to apply copyright to your photographs? Should you really be worried about people stealing your images? How has the legal landscape for photographers changed with the emergence of internet photo-sharing? How do you protect your images while still “getting your work out there?”

Copyright Workflow for Photographers answers all of these questions and more, helping you build best practices for copyright registration and management into your existing image processing workflows using the popular Adobe Creative Cloud software suite. There is no other resource better equipped to help you through this essential, yet hard-to-tackle, topic.

Part legal guide, part software manual, this book offers step-by-step guidance on protecting, managing, and enforcing intellectual property rights in images using specific software tools. You’ll learn the most efficient—and painless—methods to protect your images while improving your digital workflow using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and Adobe Acrobat.

Getting Down to Business:
Exploring Entrepreneurship with the Autonomous Learner Model

CSR Media 2003

With over 100 pages of instructional resources, Getting Down to Business is a multidisciplinary instructional unit designed for advanced middle and high school learners that provides an introduction to basic business concepts and the process of starting and operating a business. Today, millions of people are turning away from traditional employment opportunities and seeking self-employment, yet only a small percentage of such attempts ever achieve success. Perhaps one of the reasons for the high failure rate is due to the widespread lack of true understanding of general business concepts and practices. Moreover, businesses are a fundamental part of the world’s economy and everyone’s life. By better understanding how businesses are started and operated, learners will have a more complete outlook of the community in which they live.

The Autonomous Learner Model for the Gifted and Talented was created in 1978 when Dr. George T. Betts and Jolene Kercher recognized the need to serve both unique social, emotional, and academic needs of gifted and talented learners. The duo identified five areas around which curriculum can be developed for the gifted and talented, with the end goal being to create autonomous, life-long learners.

Book Contributions

Routledge Companion to Copyright and Creativity in the Twenty-First Century

Expected Publication Date:
November 26, 2020

The Routledge Companion to Copyright and Creativity in the Twenty-First Century

ROUTLEDGE 2020

Edited by Michelle Bogre and Nancy Wolff

These collected chapters and interviews explore the current issues and debates about how copyright will or should adapt to meet the practices of 21st century creators and internet users.

The book begins with an overview of copyright law basics. It is organized by parts that correspond to creative genres: Literary Works; Visual Arts; Fine Art; Music; Video Games and Virtual Worlds; Fashion; and Technology. The chapters and interviews address issues such as: copyright ownership in work created by AI; the musical remix market; is appropriation ever a fair use of a copyrighted work, or is it theft?; and should internet-based platforms do more to deter piracy of creators’ works? Each part ends with an essay explaining the significance of one or two landmark or trend setting cases to help the reader understand the practical implications of the law.

Chris Reed’s essay is DMCA Safe Harbor: Policy and Practice Divided.

Selected Articles

Copyright graphic

Understanding Copyright: Ten Things You Must Do

Art Law Journal by Artrepreneur
November 2017
Image sharing concept

Six Steps to Safer Image Sharing

Art Law Journal by Artrepreneur
January 2016
Signing a document

Three Common Pitfalls to Avoid in a Photography Contract

Art Law Journal by Artrepreneur
February 2018
Scales of justice

ComicMix's Dr. Seuss and Star Trek Mashup: Is it Fair Use?

Art Law Journal by Artrepreneur
May 2018
Idea concept

Can You Copyright an Idea?

Art Law Journal by Artrepreneur
April 2020
Police at an anti-war protest

Does the First Amendment Protect Taking Videos of Police?

Art Law Journal by Artrepreneur
August 2017

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