Nashville, TN, August 07, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Amazon’s CreateSpace and Shrum & Associates announce the publication of a new book by Barry Neil Shrum, Esquire entitled Origins of an Idea: An Apologetic of Original Expression with a forward by Daymond John of the Shark Tank on ABC.
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.
"I am excited about the release of my new book," said Mr. Shrum, "it is a timely and important topic in today's digital environment where digital downloads are negatively impacting not only the music industry, but all competitive environments. I hope that my book will allow people to see the logic of our forefathers when they created the Constitutional basis of our current intellectual property laws."
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.
The book is available to bookstores and directly through Amazon in either paperback or digital versions.