Universities and Copyright Collecting Societies (Information Technology and Law)

Universities and Copyright Collecting Societies (Information Technology and Law)

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Asser Press
Edition: 1st Edition. edition, 22/10/2009
EAN 9789067042987, ISBN10: 9067042986

Hardcover, 276 pages, 24.6 x 16.4 x 2.2 cm

This book is the first work to consider and carry out an in-depth study into the inter-relationship between the progression of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK against the backdrop of a fast-developing copyright system and copyright collecting societies, in particular, the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA). This book examines the operation of copyright collecting societies, their relationship with HEIs in the UK and, within this context, the operation of CLA which exists to remunerate academic authors, amongst others, and in particular questions whether academic authors are properly remunerated by this system. The book highlights the gaps within the existing system, questions the effectiveness of copyright collecting societies in the digital era and makes recommendations for the academic author, publisher and collecting societies in an online world.

“To anyone interested in the modern academy, Jerome Kagan's Three Cultures is a must read. With penetrating insight and a rare breadth and sense of history, Kagan takes us on a tour of the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. But much more than a descriptive essay, this work is a profound commentary on the relation between knowledge and the human condition. It should be read by scholars and students in every discipline and will hopefully cultivate a bit more humility in our institutions of higher learning.”
—Richard Davidson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

“Jerome Kagan, a highly distinguished developmental psychologist, here demonstrates an enormous breadth of knowledge of the three cultures – natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. In comparing them he discusses such issues as their different criteria of truth, their tendency to give differing interpretations of the same event, and their changing relative popularity. In discussing each in turn he emphasizes its successes and failures, its merits and errors. This book is stimulating and provocative from the first page if only because no reader will agree with every one of his points. It should be widely read.”
—Robert Hinde, St. John's College, Cambridge

"The Three Cultures compares the premises, vocabulary, sources of evidence, contributions, and limitations of the research, scholarship, and theories of natural scientists, social scientists, and humanists...The book ends by asking scholars in and out of the Academy to adopt a posture of greater humility. It is time for the members of all three cultures to recognize that, like tigers, sharks, and hawks, each is potent in its own territory but impotent in the territory of the other."

"...The Three Cultures is best read as if you and your acquaintance, the author, were taking a stroll through once-familiar paths...Kagan’s opinions are uncluttered, instructive, and wise. Each reader will take from the text those that challenge thinking..."
--Douglas K. Candland, PsycCRITIQUES

"...this is an invaluable contribution to an ongoing discussion. Highly Recommended..."
--L.R. Braunstein, Dartmouth College, CHOICE