Edited by Paul Torremans, School of Law, University of Nottingham, UK and Faculty of Law, University of Ghent, Belgium
2007 552 pp Hardback 978 1 84542 487 9 £130.00 on-line discount £117.00
Copyright law is undergoing rapid transformations to cope with the new international digital environment. This valuable research Handbook provides a thorough and contemporary tableau of current thinking in copyright law. It traces the changes undergone and the challenges faced by copyright, as well as its roots and its diversity, combining to present a colourful picture of a dynamic research area.
The editor brings together an elite group of international copyright scholars who offer incisive and original analysis of a wide range of issues and aspects of copyright law, and in some cases a multiplicity of perspectives on a single topic. Rigorous and often thought-provoking in nature, this research Handbook clearly maps the current landscape, and will also undoubtedly stimulate further research in the field.
Analysing the cutting edge of current copyright research, Copyright Law will be of great interest to researchers, students, practitioners and policymakers.
Contributors: J. Adams, V.-L. Benabou, E. Derclaye, T. Dreier, J. Drexl, S. Dussolier, D. Gervais, J. Ginsburg, R. Hilty, B. Lindner, I. Madieha bt. Abdul Ghani Azmi, A. Quaedvlieg, M. Ricolfi, T. Rivers, J. Rosén, I. Stamatoudi, P. Torremans, S. von Lewinski, C. Waelde, R. Xalabarder
This book is part of the Research Handbooks in Intellectual Property series.
1. Originality in Copyright: A Solution to the Database Problem?
2. Legal Issues Pertaining to the Restoration and Reconstitution of Manuscripts, Sheet Music, Paintings and Films for Marketing Purposes
3. A Canadian Copyright Narrative
4. Can and Should Misappropriation Also Protect Databases? A Comparative Approach
5. Database Copyright: The story of BHB
6. ‘Une Chose Publique’? The Author’s Domain and the Public Domain in Early British, French and US Copyright Law
7. Draw Me a Public Domain
Valérie-Laure Benabou and Séverine Dusollier
8. Could Multimedia Works Be Protected as a Form of Audiovisual Works?
9. Adequate Protection of Folklore – A Work in Progress
Silke von Lewinski
10. Regulating Competition by Way of Copyright Limitations and Exceptions
11. Competition in the Field of Collective Management: Preferring ‘Creative Competition’ to Allocative Efficiency in European Copyright Law
12. Individual and Collective Management of Copyright in a Digital Environment
13. Copyright Law and Scientific Research
14. Copyright and Freedom of Expression in Sweden – Private Law in a Constitutional Context
15. On-line Teaching and Copyright: Any Hopes for an EU Harmonized Playground?
16. Development of Law in Asia: Divergence versus Convergence. Copyright Piracy and the Prosecution of Copyright Offences and the Adjudication of IP Cases: Is There a Need for a Special IP Court in Malaysia?
Ida Madieha bt. Abdul Ghani Azmi
17. Alternative Dispute Resolution – A Remedy for Soothing Tensions between Technological Measures and Exceptions?
18. Qualitative Effects of Copyright Policies
19. Questioning the Principles of Territoriality: The Determination of Territorial Mechanisms of Commercialisation
20. A Broadcasters’ Treaty?