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Jenny Lott

Prof. Mark Thompson


GLS 218
19 September 2016

Essay Topic: Copyright Infringement


Essay Problem: Copyright infringement laws do not always protect artists intellectual property and can
sometimes even do harm.
Research Question: How can copyright laws be improved to better protect artists rights?

Works Cited
"17 U.S. Code Chapter 5 - COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT AND REMEDIES." LII / Legal
Information Institute. Cornell University Law School, n.d. Web. 04 Sept. 2016. This
website lists all parts of US Code Title 17 Chapter 5, which deals with copyright
infringement.
Brito, Jerry. Copyright Unbalanced: From Incentive to Excess. Arlington, VA: Mercatus Center
at George Mason U, 2012. Web. 04 Sept. 2016. This book discusses balancing the
importance of protecting artists with protecting the public's rights to free information.
Gasaway, Laura N. Growing Pains: Adapting Copyright for Libraries, Education, and Society.
Littleton, CO: F.B. Rothman, 1997. Print. This book discusses how copyright laws apply
to libraries and education.
Griffin, Jodie. "The Economic Impact of Copyright." Public Knowledge (n.d.): n. pag. Web. 04
Sept. 2016. This discusses the economic impact of copyright infringement laws.
Johns, Adrian. Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates. Chicago: U of
Chicago, 2009. Print. This book is about the history of copyright and fighting for
intellectual property rights.
OpenRightsGroup. "Gaiman on Copyright Piracy and the Web." YouTube. YouTube, 03 Feb.
2011. Web. 04 Sept. 2016. Neil Gaiman, the best-selling author of works such as Coraline
and American Gods, believes that piracy has had a positive effect on the sales of his
books.
Parrinder, Patrick, and Warren Chernaik L. Textual Monopolies: Literary Copyright and the
Public Domain. London: Office for Humanities Communication, 1997. Print. This book
discusses copyright from a literary perspective.

Turner, Keith. Copyright and the Music Marketplace: Analysis, Challenges, and
Recommendations for Improvement. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Web. 04 Sept. 2016. This e-book
discusses copyright laws and their economic impact in depth.
Yin, Steph. "The Accidental Plagiarist in All of Us." The New York Times. The New York Times,
26 Aug. 2016. Web. 04 Sept. 2016. This article discusses how many cases of plagiarism
are unintentional, particularly in the music industry, and how that effects the artists
involved.