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Copyright in the Information Society

A Guide to National Implementation of the European Directive Edited by Brigitte Lindner, Rechtsanwältin, Member of the Bar of Berlin, Germany, Registered European Lawyer, Lincoln's, London, UK and Ted Shapiro, Member of the Massachusetts and Brussels Bar, Solicitor, England and Wales, Wiggin LLP, Brussels, Belgium
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Directive 2001/29/EC on copyright in the information society, this book sheds new light on an important European legal instrument at a crucial stage – not only in the life of the Directive, but indeed for copyright itself.
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Publication Date: 2011
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  • Law - Academic
  • European Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law - Professional
  • Intellectual Property Law
Celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Directive 2001/29/EC on copyright in the information society, this book sheds new light on an important European legal instrument at a crucial stage – not only in the life of the Directive, but indeed for copyright itself.

With a foreword by the ‘architect’ of the Directive, Dr Jörg Reinbothe, the book contains two further stage-setting parts, first on the WIPO Treaties which formed the basis for the Copyright in the Information Society Directive, and then on the Directive itself. The challenges created for regional and national legislators are also explored and identified, as are the complex compromises and varying levels of discretion left to these lawmakers as they performed their legislative tasks. The local nuances and particularities of the implementation of the Directive in each Member State are examined in detail via 27 diverse and compelling narratives.

Combining academic research with practical features, and addressing copyright issues on international, European, and EU Member States levels, this highly illuminating work will strongly appeal to a wide ranging audience encompassing: academics, researchers and post-graduate law students in the area of international, European and comparative copyright law, in-house counsel legal practitioners, policymakers and government officials.
‘. . . this book is a highly interesting reflection of the diversity of debates and solutions found in the national laws of Member States, especially regarding those provisions that leave a certain amount of discretion to Member States. . . [The] foreword along is worth reading, as is the entire book, by all those who want to take a deeper insight at the way the Directive has been implemented in all Member States.’
– Silke von Lewinski, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice
Foreword by J. Reinbothe
Contributors: P. Adamsson, P. Akester, T. Aplin, J. Bordans, A. Demetriades, W.Z. Dziomdziora, S. Ercolani, M. Ficsor, K. Harenko, P. Kamina, M.G. León, K. Manhaeve, B. Michaux, V. Näslund, S. Olšovský, F. Philapitsch, L. Pressburgerová, A.A. Quaedvlieg, G. Ramanauskas, J. Reinbothe, L. Scales, M. Schaefer, T. Schiltz, P. Schønning, V. Sokolov, J. Tajbr, M. Trampuž, E. Vagena, I. Veiksa, M. Voican
Contents:

Preface

Foreword

PART I: THE WIPO TREATIES
Brigitte Lindner

PART II: DIRECTIVE 2001/29/EC ON COPYRIGHT IN THE INFORMATION SOCIETY
Ted Shapiro

PART III: IMPLEMENTATION OF DIRECTIVE 2001/29/EC IN THE MEMBER STATES OF THE EUROPEAN UNION
1. Austria
Florian Philapitsch

2. Belgium
Benoit Michaux

3. Bulgaria
Velizar Sokolov

4. Cyprus
Achilleas Demetriades

5. Czech Republic
Lucia Pressburgerová and Jaroslav Tajbr

6. Denmark
Peter Schønning

7. Estonia
Viive Näslund

8. Finland
Kristiina Harenko

9. France
Pascal Kamina

10. Germany
Martin Schaefer

11. Greece
Evangelia Vagena

12. Hungary
Mihály Ficsor

13. Ireland
Linda Scales

14. Italy
Stefania Ercolani

15. Latvia
Janis Bordans and Ingrida Veiksa

16. Lithuania
Gediminas Ramanauskas

17. Luxembourg
Katia Manhaeve and Thierry Schiltz

18. Malta
Brigitte Lindner and Ted Shapiro

19. The Netherlands
Antoon A. Quaedvlieg

20. Poland
Wojciech Z. Dziomdziora

21. Portugal
Patricia Akester

22. Romania
Maria Voican

23. Slovak Republic
Slavomír Olšovský

24. Slovenia
Miha Trampuź

25. Spain
Marta García León

26. Sweden
Peter Adamsson

27. United Kingdom
Tanya Aplin

Bibliography

Index