New Directions in Copyright Law, Volume 5


New Directions in Copyright Law, Volume 5

9781845422646 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Fiona Macmillan, School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London, UK
Publication Date: 2007 ISBN: 978 1 84542 264 6 Extent: 240 pp
New Directions in Copyright Law, Volume 5, offers valuable insights into simulating international research and debate about the future of the copyright system.

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This book continues the exploration of the role, function and theoretical basis of copyright law examined in the first four volumes.

New Directions in Copyright Law, Volume 5, offers valuable insights into simulating international research and debate about the future of the copyright system. The international and multidisciplinary core of scholars in this book focus on two themes: copyright and the new technologies; and copyright, corporate power and human rights. This book should be read by anyone interested in the future of copyright, regardless of discipline.
Critical Acclaim
‘A richly diverse and interdisciplinary collection of studies of modern copyright, drawing not only on law but also on insights drawn from history, economics, philosophy and political theory. The importance of human rights for copyright and IPRs generally emerges clearly from the first group of papers, while the easy assumption that copyright develops in response to new technologies is significantly challenged in the second group. An international cast of authors ensures that the coverage is global, while never losing sight of the different ways in which particular issues play out in local contexts.’
– Hector MacQueen, University of Edinburgh, UK

Acclaim for volume 1:
‘Copyright is increasingly broad in scope and the range of perspectives that can be applied to study it is equally wide – not just IP law but legal philosophy, economics, cultural studies, ethnography, legal history and political science are all potentially relevant approaches to dissecting the copyright octopus. This book includes examples of all these approaches. It makes fascinating reading. It is also a valuable contribution to the current debate about the future development of copyright law.’
– Simon Stokes, European Intellectual Property Review
Contributors: B. Andersen, M. Borghi, K. Bowrey, E. Derclaye, C. Geiger, C.B. Graber, J. Griffiths, M.P. Pugatch, U. Suthersanen

Fiona Macmillan

1. Database Sui Generis Right: The Need to Take the Public’s Right to Information and Freedom of Expression into Account
Estelle Derclaye

2. Author’s Right, Copyright and the Public’s Right to Information: A Complex Relationship (Rethinking Copyright in the Light of Fundamental Rights)
Christophe Geiger

3. Traditional Cultural Expressions in a Matrix of Copyright, Cultural Diversity and Human Rights
Christoph Beat Graber

4. Comparative Advertising: The Conflicting Claims of Copyright, Unfair Competition and Freedom of Expression
Jonathan Griffiths

5. Political Economy of Intellectual Property Policy-Making: Theory and Practice – An Observation from a Realistic (and Slightly Cynical) Perspective
Meir Perez Pugatch

6. Copyright Law: A Stakeholders’ Palimpsest
Uma Suthersanen

7. How Technology Changes the Scope, Strength and Usefulness of Copyright: Revisiting the ‘Economic Rationales’ Underpinning Copyright Law in the New Economy
Birgitte Andersen

8. Fertile Ground: Law, Innovation and Creative Technologies
Kathy Bowrey

9. Owning Form, Sharing Content: Natural-Right Copyright and Digital Environment
Maurizio Borghi

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