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From eighteenth-century copyright law, to current-day copyright issues on the internet, to tomorrow's "celestial jukebox"-a digital repository of books, movies, and music available on demand-Paul Goldstein presents a thorough examination of the challenges facing copyright owners and users. One of the nation's leading authorities on intellectual property law, Goldstein offers an engaging, readable, and intelligent analysis of the effect of copyright on American politics, economy, and culture. Goldstein presents and analyzes key legal battles, including Supreme Court decisions on home taping and 2 Live Crew's contested sampling of Roy Orbison's "Pretty Woman. " In this revised edition, the author expands the discussion to cover electronic media, including an examination of recent Napster litigation, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and the vexed Secure Digital Music Initiative, under which record companies attempted to develop effective encryption standards for their products. Praise for the first edition: "A clever and vibrant book that traces copyright history from the invention of the printing press through current challenges to copyright from new technologies . . . . Most compelling [on] multimedia technologies. " -Sabra Chartrand,The New York Times "This eminent authority writes with clarity, lucidity and a wry sense of humor about a subject whose complexities can be daunting. " -Jonathan Kirsch,Los Angeles Times "A wonderfully American tale of how law, literature, politics and megabucks intersect. " -William Petrocelli,San Francisco Chronicle
This text for undergraduates offers ample copywriting practice with about 80 exercises that sharpen copywriting skills in a variety of venues. Realistic situations typical of entry-level copywriting positions are included. The structure of the text is appropriate for an introduction to writing for electronic media, where many topics are covered, or it can be used to focus on writing for radio and television alone. Along with copywriting materials, the text includes material not always found in texts, such as chapters on copywriting style, consumer behavior, and legal and ethical aspects of copywriting. B&w examples of storyboards and actual aired copy are used extensively. This sixth edition contains new material on getting the first job and the role of the Internet. The grammar review has been expanded and simplified for this edition. Meeske is professor emeritus at the University of Central Florida. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Tells of a little girl who learns and loves to paint and draw at summer camp.
The eBook boxed set collection of Cora Carmack's New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult series, including the complete novels Losing It, Faking It, and Finding It, and novella Keeping Her. Plus, never-before-been published bonus scenes from Losing It.
Venture to the depths of the coral reefs in an exploration of the true and truly wild in this follow-up to the stellar Redwoods. During an ordinary visit to the library, a girl pulls a not-so-ordinary book from the shelves. As she turns the pages in this book about coral reefs, the city around her slips away and she finds herself surrounded by the coral cities of the sea and the mysterious plants and animals that live, hunt, and hide there. Image descriptions present.
"Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house. . . ." When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous. But there's another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go. Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life. Celebrating ten years of Neil Gaiman's first modern classic for young readers, this edition is enriched with a brand-new foreword from the author, a reader's guide, and more.
In the mid-eighteenth century, an unsavory character and his simpleton son become involved in the lives of a wealthy English family when that family's eldest son is disinherited because of his love of music.
None of the world's "lost writings" have proven more perplexing than the mysterious script in which the Inka Empire kept its records. Ancient Andean peoples encoded knowledge in knotted cords of cotton or wool called khipus. In The Cord Keepers, the distinguished anthropologist Frank Salomon breaks new ground with a close ethnography of one Andean village where villagers, surprisingly, have conserved a set of these enigmatic cords to the present day. The "quipocamayos," as the villagers call them, form a sacred patrimony. Keying his reading to the internal life of the ancient kin groups that own the khipus, Salomon suggests that the multicolored cords, with their knots and lavishly woven ornaments, did not mimic speech as most systems of writing do, but instead were anchored in nonverbal codes. The Cord Keepers makes a compelling argument for a close intrinsic link between rituals and visual-sign systems. It indicates that, while Andean graphic representation may differ radically from familiar ideas of writing, it may not lie beyond the reach of scholarly interpretation. In 1994, Salomon witnessed the use of khipus as civic regalia on the heights of Tupicocha, in Peru's central Huarochir region. By observing the rich ritual surrounding them, studying the village's written records from past centuries, and analyzing the khipus themselves, Salomon opens a fresh chapter in the quest for khipu decipherment. He draws on a decade's field research, early colonial records, and radiocarbon and fiber analysis. Challenging the prevailing idea that the use of khipus ended under early Spanish colonial rule, Salomon reveals that these beautiful objects served, apparently as late as the early twentieth century, to document households' contribution to their kin groups and these kin groups' contribution to their village. The Cord Keepers is a major contribution to Andean history and, more broadly, to understandings of writing and literacy.
2 stories: Shards of Honor, and Barrayar, forming a continuous story of the life of Cordelia Vorkosigan nee Naismith, Miles' mother. Winner of the Hugo Award.
A New York Times Bestseller For a few weeks, Her Royal Highness Camilla de Cordina could be just plain Camilla MacGee. Working for Delaney Caine offered a refuge from the press. As irritation toward him grew into desire, Camilla knew she'd soon have to reveal herself.
Contains two of Roberts' classic novels about the Cordina Royal Family: The Playboy Prince, and Cordina's Crown Jewel
A revolutionary fitness book by Chris Robinson that will change your body and your life Personal trainer Chris Robinson has helped celebrities, athletes, top executives, and ordinary people from coast to coast tone their muscles and melt away pounds in a matter of weeks with a simple workout philosophy: train from your core. To most, the core is synonymous with washboard abs, but it also encompasses twenty-nine muscles in and around your trunk, pelvis, hips, buttocks, and lower back. A strong core gives you the stability and mobility you need for better posture and balance, reduced back pain, and a more effective overall workout. In The Core Connection, Chris invites a team of five brave men and women with busy, stressful lives to follow his life-changing regimen for six weeks. The result -- a combined total weight loss of 78 pounds! Chris's unique program integrates the important principles of Pilates -- emphasis on core strength, muscle control, breathing, and correct posture -- into standard cardio and weight-bearing exercises for a total body workout. By learning to engage all the muscles in your core, you also increase your calorie burn and reduce your risk of injury. The Core Connection is a safe, effective, portable workout that is perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels. Chris's explicit, easy-to-understand instructions are accompanied by clear illustrations that will help you check your form as he focuses on the specific aspects of alignment, muscle control, and breath that are essential for achieving the maximum benefit from each exercise. He offers a plan for simple, total body workouts that include mat work to help you find and feel your core muscles, cardio, and strength training -- with the option of using weight machines or your own body weight. He also shares important tips for improving your diet without completely giving up the foods you love. The Core Connection is more than just a workout plan. It's a totally new approach to your life. Your body is only as strong as its core. With Chris Robinson's help, you can look and feel better than ever.
The book is designed to help students be able to write in the Toolkits provided so that they can keep track of what they learn. This helps students as they can refer to those notes when they need referral from what they learned. Lessons in the book include a prompt that asks students to think and write about the tops they learn in a Learning Log.
In this course, you will learn to use new models and methods to think about problems as well as solve them. You will develop powerful mathematical tools and learn new ways of thinking about and investigating situations. You will learn how to make connections, discovering relationships, figuring out what strategies can be used to solve problems, and explaining your thinking. This is the second volume.
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