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June 6, 2005
Patry on Bridgeport: A Policymaking Riddle Inside an Analysis-Free Enigma...
William Patry, discussing the 6th Circuit's affirmation of its tone deaf decision on music sampling:
Detailed analysis of the ruling plus links
Bridgeport is policy making wrapped up in a truncated view of law and economics, shorn of analysis of all the public interest factors and harm to derivative creators that nuanced exponents, such as Judge Posner, engage in. ...[In] the end, it is creators of new sound recordings who build transformatively on the works of predecessors who will suffer the most, and thereby all of us. Hopefully cert. will be granted, and the 6th Circuit reversed.
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