Copyright in a Global Information Economy examines impacts of technology on copyright law.
In a global economy that hinges on information, protecting ideas and products from being copied and distributed without credit or compensation of the creator is essential. But with new technology that makes it easier than ever to reproduce and disseminate that information, there are technological implications for copyright law that require examination.
Copyright in a Global Information Economy, co-authored by Boston University School of Law Dean Maureen A. O’Rourke, Julie E. Cohen, Lydia Pallas Loren, and Ruth L. Okediji, examines the impact of technological innovations on copyright law through a global lens. Now in its fourth edition, the casebook discusses cases of intellectual property (IP) law, evaluating theoretical underpinnings and questions of infringement.
In an indication of the importance and international reach of Copyright in a Global Information Economy, the third edition of the casebook was recently translated into Chinese. Already in wide use in law schools across the United States, the translation will allow students and legal professionals around the globe to reference and utilize the casebook in their work.
Reported by Kaya Williams (COM’20)
- Dean Maureen O’Rourke Is Chair of ABA Council
- A Happy Marriage of Interests
- Dean Maureen O’Rourke Elected to Access Group Board of Directors