Academic Article Research and Writing on Section 203
Job as discussed in email:
1. You find up to 8 different, usable, peer reviewed articles that can be cited for 8 propositions on a list that I provide – 1 cite for each of the 8 different propositions. Those propositions are below.
2. "Peer reviewed articles that I can use" means from peer reviewed journals other than "pay to publish" journals.
3. You can do 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8.
4. I have to have whatever you have by 5pm CST on Friday, January 8, 2016.
5. You send me a .pdf of each article.
The propositions are:
1. Creative types (e.g., songwriters, playwrights, sculptors) tend to have little knowledge of the laws that affect their rights (e.g., copyright law).
2. A common personality trait of creative types is that they have a tendency to procrastinate.
3. People are often intimidated by or even afraid of the large companies w/which they deal. I want to cite this for the proposition that, for example, a run-of-the-mill recording artist is likely to be intimidated by his/her record label. However, I think that an article that stands for the broader proposition (i.e., people are intimidated by large companies) would be better.
4. When one has a problem that one knows affects many, a good strategy is to wait until someone else fights the battle. For example, let's say that you and your wife have no children, and the police drive too fast down a street on which you and a number of families w/small children live. You might take issue w/that by filing a nuisance lawsuit against the city. However, a better strategy might be to wait it out until one of your neighbors w/kids, who has more at stake and is probably more irritated w/the police than you are, do it. In that way, you would both save money and not be the one that the police don't like.
5. Either: (a) most intellectual properties have little value when they are created; or (b) very few intellectual properties have meaningful value 35 years after having been created.
6. It is a common provision in book authors' contracts that the authors' copyrights revert to them upon request if/when the book goes out of print.
7. Negotiations are more likely to be successful before a potential dispute comes to fruition, when each party to the negotiation is still relatively happy and calm.
8. Litigation is expensive.