Peter Jaszi and Patricia Aufderheide's Reclaiming Fair Use Chosen for Techdirt's Book Club
"We're running a bit late with book club related stuff due to my ridiculous travel schedule, but we're going to get back on track. First up, rather than just having Jason Mazzone, the author of April's book club book Copyfraud, do a blog post, we're going to host a live chat here on Techdirt, and that will take place this Friday at noon PT/3pm ET. Just show up on the site then and assuming no technical difficulties, we'll do a Q&A session/chat using the popular CoverItLive platform. If you haven't yet read Copyfraud, please check out the chapter we posted (part one and part two).
As for the book for May, it is the excellent Reclaiming Fair Use by Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi, two of the most recognized scholars on fair use issue. It's really a great book if you're trying to understand fair use and why it's important. As always, the book is available in lots of places -- with Amazon being a popular one. While I recognize the ebook pricing is still somewhat higher than some folks here think is reasonable, it is at least lower than the last few books. Also, Patricia has granted us permission to re-publish a fair bit of content, which we'll be doing over the coming weeks. Today, we'll kick it off with part of chapter one on The Culture Of Fear And Doubt, and How To Leave It."
To read the original post, as well as an exceprt from the first chapter of Reclaiming Fair Use, please visit: http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120509/03251018840/combating-culture-fear-doubt-reclaiming-fair-use-techdirts-may-book-club-choice.shtml