The Unrealized Promise of the Next Great Copyright Act

U.S. Copyright Policy for the 21st Century

Christopher S. Reed, Adjunct Faculty, Claremont Graduate University, US

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. Christopher S. Reed documents and assesses the major issues confronting the U.S. copyright system today, offering 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.

‘This is an insightful and fascinating read for anyone interested in the history and future of copyright law. As a prolific photographer and attorney (as well as a former senior policy advisor for the U.S. Copyright Office), Christopher S. Reed writes from a unique, bird’s eye perspective on the public’s perception of copyright issues and legislation, and what the future of copyright policy may hold. Definitely a must read!’
– Keith Kupferschmid, Copyright Alliance, US

‘Christopher S. Reed sets the stage to understand the current history of the Copyright Office and the Copyright Act. His book is interesting and insightful, creating a record that will be important to scholars and historians at a key time in our copyright development. For anyone teaching or wanting to know about current issues within the context of the last few years, this is the go-to book. Reed knows his stuff, and makes it understandable and readable too.’
– Elizabeth Townsend Gard, Tulane University, US

2019 272 pp Hardback 978 1 78897 594 0 £85.00 £76.50 $135.00 $121.50
2020 272 pp Paperback 978 1 80037 733 2 £29.95 £23.96 $47.95 $38.36

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