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“Could you be committing $4.5 billion in copyright infringements every year?  John Tehranian's witty, engaging book suggests that the answer might be yes, and explains why the fault lies not with you, but with the copyright laws.”


Mark A. Lemley, William H. Neukom Professor of Law, Stanford University


“Somewhere along the line copyright became a law everyone breaks.  Why that happened and what might be done is the topic of this lively and thoughtful work.  Highly recommended.”


Tim Wu, author of The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires


“Professor Tehranian examines how the current copyright regime too often undermines the place of the individual in the cultural landscape, through subtle motions in policy and precedent. In an era when people routinely illustrate their sense of self with collections of quotes or streaming music on online profiles, Tehranian issues a call for a productive re-evaluation of the effect of copyright law, not just by industry, but by individuals themselves.”


Jonathan Zittrain, Professor of Law, Professor of Computer Science & Co-Founder and Faculty Co-Director, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University


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Infringment Nation

Oxford University Press, 2011

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