Title

Toward a Jurisprudence of Benefits: The Norms of Copyright and the Problem of Private Censorship

Document Type

Book Review

Publication Date

Summer 1990

ISSN

0041-9494

Publisher

University of Chicago Law School

Language

en-US

Abstract

For many years copyright was a backwater of the law. Perceived as an esoteric and narrow field beset by hypertechnical formalities, the discipline and its practitioners were largely isolated from scholarly and case law developments in other areas. There were exceptions, of course. Well before the explosion of intellectual property litigation in the last twenty years, persons such as Zechariah Chafee, Jr. and Judge Learned Hand brought a wealth of learning and broad perspective to copyright. But by and large copyright looked only to itself for guidance.

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