In Origins of an Idea, Mr. Shrum defends the historic concept of Constitutional protection for original expression against an onslaught of attacks waged against it by Sweden’s Pirate Party, the Missionary Church of Kopimism, and other grass roots organizations threatening to destroy the universal concept of government-granted monopolies for original thought established by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Through reason and apologetics, from a philosophical and historical perspective, he defends and illustrates the value of the copyright concept and the inherent rights we have in our own original expressions.
The author, Barry Neil Shrum, is an entertainment attorney who has been practicing law for over 20 years, representing some of the biggest name in the music and entertainment industries as well as numerous other clients in the creative and Internet sectors. He has been writing a weekly blog entitled LawontheRow.com for over ten years. Mr. Shrum also teaches copyright, entertainment law, licensing, and Cyberlaw at the prestigious Mike Curb School of Music Business at Belmont University.
The forward is written by Daymond John, who appears on ABC’s popular entrepreneurial program The Shark Tank. He is the founder of FUBU clothing and the president of Shark Marketing in New York, New York
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