Estelle Derclaye, Research Handbook On The Future Of Eu Copyright

Edited by Estelle Derclaye, Associate Professor and Reader in Intellectual Property Law, University of Nottingham, UK

‘Estelle Derclaye’s book is indeed a Handbook on EU copyright law, since practically every aspect of copyright law is examined through the lens of EU law by foremost European specialists. But it goes further than providing an understanding of what has been and ought to be happening in EU copyright law: each chapter can touch a raw nerve in the copyright law of any country in the world. Rarely has it been so obvious that EU copyright law can be considered a laboratory for copyright law in general.’
– Ysolde Gendreau, Université de Montréal, Canada
It has been over fifteen years since the EU started harmonising copyright law. This original Handbook takes stock and questions what the future of EU copyright should be. What went wrong with the harmonisation acquis? What did the directives do well? Should copyright be further harmonised? Each of the 25 recognised copyright experts from different European countries gives a critical account of the EU harmonisation carried out on several aspects of copyright law (subject-matter, originality, duration, rights, defences etc.), and asks whether further harmonisation is desirable or not. This way, the Handbook not only gives guidance to European institutions as to what remains to be done or needs to be remedied but is also the first overall picture of current and future EU copyright law.
This Handbook will be of great interest to academics and intellectual property lawyers, as well as general commercial lawyers, across Europe because it reviews European directives in the field of copyright and also the relationships between copyright and other laws. Policymakers will also find much to interest them in the discussions regarding the future of EU copyright law and the proposed amendments to the existing legal framework.

Edward Elgar
2009 672 pp Hardback 978 1 84720 392 2 £ 175.00 on-line discount £ 157.50


Estelle Derclaye

1. Copyright Without Frontiers: The Problem of Territoriality in European Copyright Law
P. Bernt Hugenholtz

2. Copyright’s Fundamental Rights Dimension at EU Level
Christophe Geiger

3. Subject Matter
Tanya Aplin

4. The Subject-Matter for Film Protection in Europe
Pascal Kamina

5. The Requirement of Originality
Ramón Casas Vallés

6. From Idea to Fixation: A View of Protected Works
Antoine Latreille

7. Duration of Copyright
Yves Gaubiac, Brigitte Lindner and John N. Adams

8. Authorship, Ownership, Wikiship: Copyright in the 21st Century
Jeremy Phillips

9. Economic Rights
Ansgar Ohly

10. Moral Rights
Willem Grosheide

11. The Moral Right of Integrity
Jacques de Werra

12. Dealing with Rights in Copyright-Protected Works: Assignments and Licences
Andreas Rahmatian

13. The Issue of Exceptions: Reshaping the Keys to the Gates in the Territory of Literary, Musical and Artistic Creation
Marie-Christine Janssens

14. Private Copy Levies and Technical Protection of Copyright: The Uneasy Accommodation of Two Conflicting Logics
Séverine Dusollier and Caroline Ker

15. Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights: Achievements and Problems of Institutional Effort Towards Harmonisation
Maria Mercedes Frabboni

16. Copyright Protection of Computer Programs
Jon Bing

17. The Protection of Databases
Matthias Leistner

18. Choice of Law in EU Copyright Directives
Paul Torremans

19. Overlap/Relationships between Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Rights
Antoon Quaedvlieg

20. Relationship between Copyright and Contract Law
Lucie Guibault

21. European Competition Law and Copyright: Where do we Stand? Where do we go?
Valérie Laure Benabou

22. Do Whiffs of Misappropriation and Standards for Slavish Imitation Weaken the Foundations of IP Law?
Anselm Kamperman Sanders

23. Access to Knowledge under the International Copyright Regime, the WIPO Development Agenda and the European Communities’ New External Trade and IP Policy
Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan

By way of Conclusion: What Next?
Estelle Derclaye


Su Giovanni d'Ammassa

Avvocato con studio in Milano dal 1997, coltiva sin dall'Università lo studio e l’insegnamento del diritto d’autore. Fonda nel 1999. Appassionato chitarrista e runner.

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