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Copyright Panic?

Via Gerry Everding: What were they thinking?

In creating a double standard for copyright and trademark law, the courts appear to have been influenced by the "romantic nature" of copyright law, Bartholomew says. "It's romantic to think about someone writing the great American novel or producing a hit song," he explains, "and the people who appeal for protection of these rights authors, movie stars, musicians are themselves very appealing."

When these romantic notions are combined with fears of widespread digital theft, you get "copyright panic," Bartholomew contends.

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