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Black Banks, Limits of Copyright in Digital Age

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Dec 9, 2017
  • 01:45:56

Why Black Capitalism Can’t Overcome America’s Racial Wealth Gap Guest: Mehrsa Baradaran, JD, Professor of Contracts and Banking Law, University of Georgia, Author, “The Color of Money: Black Banks and Racial Wealth Gap” When Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, blacks held less than one percent of all the country’s wealth. And that’s not really surprising, since you slaves weren’t allowed to own anything. But more than 150 years later, the number has barely budged. Blacks still hold only about one percent of the wealth in the U.S., even though they make up 13 percent of the population. University of George Law professor Mehrsa Baradaran points out this staggering fact in the introduction to her new book, “The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap.” She argues the gap persists because US politicians and black community leaders have time and after time pinned their hopes on the wrong solution: black-owned banks serving black customers. Debating the Limits of Copyright in the Digital Age Guests: Mickey Osterreicher, General Counsel, National Press Photography; Ned Rosenthal, Intellectual Property Attorney, Frankfurt Kurnit; Blake Reid, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Colorado School of Law; Mitch Stoltz, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation It has never been easier to use someone else’s creative work in your own dance mix, podcast, YouTube video, magazine article, website, book or fine art print. But the law to determine what’s fair use and what’s not was added to the copyright statute 40 years ago. A lot has changed about the way we create and publish in those four decades. So, courts have begun to rely heavily on an interpretation of that fair use law known as “transformativeness.”  Julie Rose moderated a debate at BYU on this topic between experts in the field. Tune in to see who won. Show More...

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