It cannot be denied.
Modern America has an acute and widespread fascination with newness.
New things have a charm that we simply cannot resist and bring with them a unique sense of satisfaction and prestige, however fleeting, in plentiful supply.
Fueling this phenomena is the consistent and prolific advancement of technology.
In almost every area of human life and capacity, 21st-century technology has given us a life of conveniences and abundance our predecessors only dreamed of – and it shows no signs of slowing up.
Then, there is the law, whose developmental pace is notoriously not so similar.
As technology hurtles forward at warp speed, our laws hustle to maintain many precarious and traditional balances.
Particularly, copyright law, and it’s unique cost/ benefits rationale, is routinely challenged as technological advancements continue to revolutionize an ever-evolving cultural climate thriving on newness.
1. Digital Property and Mobile Technology
The most familiar notch on the newness timeline is increasingly prevalent – and increasingly mobile – digital property.
This category of new technology can be defined as electronically stored copyrightable works – words, photos, music and performance art – digitized and frequently transferred, copied and shared across the airwaves.
When copyright law steps in to Continue reading 5 Fresh Technologies Shaping the Future of Copyright