When thousands marched through ice and snow against a copyright treaty, their cries for free speech on the Internet shot to the heart of the European Union and forced a political U-turn. The mighty entertainment industries could only stare in dismay, their back-room plans in tatters. This highly original analysis of three attempts to bring in new laws to defend copyright on the Internet - ACTA, Ley Sinde and the Digital Economy Act - investigates the dance of influence between lobbyists and their political proxies and unmasks the sophistry of their arguments. Copyright expert Monica Horten outlines the myriad ways that lobbyists contrived to bypass democratic process and persuade politicians to take up their cause in imposing an American corporate agenda. In doing so, she argues the case for stronger transparency in copyright policy-making. A Copyright Masquerade is essential reading for anyone who cares about copyright and the Internet, and to those who care about freedom of speech and good government.
“Leave the mask on, princess, but everything else comes off. I’m ready to see what’s mine.” They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, but I knew long before the day I said goodbye to Ivy Prescott that I was never going to find another woman like her. Now, we’re both six years older, and my sweet, innocent Ivy has become a sexy, irresistible woman. She wasn’t ready for me then, but she’s ready for me now. Ready to learn all the wicked, wonderful things I have to teach her. Her lesson will begin with a box. A box with a beautiful dress, a mask, and an invitation to come play with a man who has been watching her from afar… A man who wants to master her—body and soul… Warning: This sinfully sexy read features a Dominant alpha male who likes to play rough with his toys—but don’t worry, he’ll make sure you enjoy every scorchingly hot minute of it. Keywords: billionaire romance, holiday romance, Valentine romance, BDSM, bondage, masquerade, kinky masks, spanking romance, office romance, boss romance, happily ever after, hot and steamy, hot romance, bad boy, Alpha Bad Boy, Alpha CEO, Alpha male romance, billionaire, true love, billionaire romance, romance billionaire series, contemporary romance and sex, CEO romance, city romance, smart romance, Lili Valente, L. Valente, books you don't want your mother to know you wrote.
Updated to include recent judicial and legislative decisions and debates concerning publication on the Web and other new media. As copyright issues grow more complicated, this guide to US copyright law becomes ever more indispensable. The fifth edition has been updated to include recent judicial and legislative decisions concerning copyright and the debates surrounding publication on the Web and other new media. What continue to distinguish the book are the author's common sense and his ability to express complex issues and judicial decisions in language that the lay reader can understand and even enjoy.
Copyright Law is unique among copyright casebooks in that it is tightly and coherently structured, intelligently distilled, and clearly contextualized. Halpern¿s casebook explores the complex and sometimes counterintuitive issues surrounding protection of intellectual creativity under US copyright law by ensuring that both student and professor always maintain an understanding of how doctrinal elements relate to the whole. Thus, the book is perfect for those students who have struggled with dense notes and opaque explanations, professors who have labored through cumbersome and poorly ordered texts, and for new teachers who need a concise and clear pedagogic template complete with both substantive doctrine and highly instructive cases. Simply put, Copyright Law is a refreshing primer on the title topic, and a welcome alternative to less coherent texts. The second edition expands upon the first and brings the material up-to-date while retaining its eminently teachable structure.
Queer Poetry in America to the End of World War II
Author: Jim Elledge
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
An overview of homosexual themed poetry in America, from early pre-colonial times to the end of World War II features works by Hart Crane, Christopher Isherwood, Walt Whitman, Mercedes De Acosta, Emily Dickinson, Djuna Barnes, Sara Teasdale, John Erskine, Marsden Hartley, and many others. Simultaneous.
UNEXPECTED TREASURE… Humiliated and betrayed by men, Lady Annemarie Golding has isolated herself from society. After a chance discovery of some intimate letters that could tarnish the Prince Regent's name she sees an opportunity to get revenge on erring husbands everywhere. Only Lord Jacques Verne stands in her way. An aide to the Prince, he has his orders to obtain the letters—at any cost. His pursuit of Annemarie is deliciously persuasive…but if she agrees to become his mistress can she be sure it's truly her he wishes to possess? "Charming, romantic…a feast for the history lover."—RT Book Reviews on Scandalous Innocent
Throughout his entire life, August Montgomery, a young, self-made millionaire, has embarked on a quest for a true and honest love. However, due to his fortune, his heart is broken time and time again by women who only want him for his money. Tired of being deceived, he leaves the burdens of his wealth behind him and goes back to his roots as an artist and just as he begins to rediscover himself, he finds Marina Sherwood, a beautiful waitress who yearns for something more out of life. Can August win over her heart without revealing the secret of his riches before she runs off with Reginald, a successful man whose motives are less than honorable?
Troy wants you, Christy, but he doesnt need you. I need you! Had those words been spoken by anyone other than Jack, Christine Sanford wouldve written it off as a bad joke and wouldve never allowed them to affect her so dramatically. He was her first love andtruth be toldher only love. But he had proven himself untrustworthy when she discovered that he had cheated on her. Regardless of his claims of innocence, she couldnt bring herself to trust him again. He meant what he said. Jack Jordan could never have foreseen falling in love with his childhood friend Christine. But even less could he imagine that they would break up two years later when evidence of his infidelity was brought to lightdespite the fact that he never cheated on her. Jack is forced to defend his name and love against the clever Troy Nolan, whom he is convinced is behind the deceit. But the deception runs much deeper than Troy, and Jack must unveil the truth in the midst of the lies that surround them.
Robyn Kelly, the manager of the patient-relations department at a suburban Seattle hospital, is put to the test when a weather-related accident inundates her hospital with patients. While helping with triage, she angers a powerful congressman, Jake Hamilton, who lodges a complaint that could end her career. Hoping to placate the congressman, she goes to his room to talk but finds him dead, even though the room has a police guard.
When Wesley Boone writes a poem for his high school English class, some of his classmates clamor to read their poems aloud too. Soon they're having weekly poetry sessions and, one by one, the eighteen students are opening up and taking on the risky challenge of self-revelation. There's Lupe Alvarin, desperate to have a baby so she will feel loved. Raynard Patterson, hiding a secret behind his silence. Porscha Johnson, needing an outlet for her anger after her mother OD's. Through the poetry they share and narratives in which they reveal their most intimate thoughts about themselves and one another, their words and lives show what lies beneath the skin, behind the eyes, beyond the masquerade.
SUMMARY: All's fine until churchgoers start to doubt the "most giving, most generous" one amongst them. GENRE: Christian / Inspirational Fiction LENGTH: 6,500 words (short story) * This story features in SELF (7 Heavenly Virtues Anthology).