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Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Digital Technologies

Edited by Tanya Aplin, Professor of Intellectual Property Law,Dickson Poon School of Law,King's College London, UK
This Handbook provides a scholarly and comprehensive account of the multiple converging challenges that digital technologies present for intellectual property (IP) rights, from the perspectives of international, EU and US law. Despite the fast-moving nature of digital technology, this Handbook provides profound reflections on the underlying normative legal dilemmas, identifying future problems and suggesting how digital IP issues should be dealt with in the future.
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Publication Date: January 2020
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  • Law - Academic
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Internet and Technology Law
This Research Handbook provides a scholarly and comprehensive account of the multiple converging challenges that digital technologies present for intellectual property (IP) rights, from the perspectives of international, EU and US law. Despite the fast-moving nature of digital technology, this Handbook provides profound reflections on the underlying normative legal dilemmas, identifying future problems and suggesting how digital IP issues should be dealt with in the future.

Written by leading international academics, commentators and practitioners, the Handbook is organised into clear thematic parts that address the most prominent types of IP rights: copyrights and related rights; patents and trade secrets; and trade mark law and designs. Chapters analyse a range of key technologies and their impacts within these areas, including big data, artificial intelligence, streaming, software, databases, user-generated content, mass digitisation, metatags, keywords and 3D printing. The Handbook concludes by exploring issues of competition and enforcement that cut across all of these technologies, particularly in the light of online exploitation and infringement.

Scholars and doctoral students of law will find this Handbook an invaluable introduction and guide to the field of digital IP. Practitioners will also find its thoughtful coverage practically relevant.
‘Digital technologies inevitably live with IP rights that protect them or stand in their way. This Research Handbook features an excellent line-up of renowned scholars, who each examine different digital phenomena through the lens of a particular IP right. The chapters are written with practical relevance and scholarly rigour, making it a useful resource for academics, legal practitioners, and other IP enthusiasts.’
– Stef van Gompel, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

‘Professor Aplin’s very timely Research Handbook spans the entire spectrum of relevant intellectual property rights as well as unfair competition law, competition law and enforcement of intellectual property rights. Its comprehensiveness is enhanced by the great cast of authors from different jurisdictions. A must-read for all those interested in contemporary and hugely important digital issues affecting intellectual property law.’
– Estelle Derclaye, University of Nottingham, UK
Contributors include: R. Abbott, B. Allgrove, R. Arnold, R. Burrell, T. Cook, M. Davison, M. Fisher, S. Ghosh, J. Ginsburg, J. Groom, M. Handler, Y. Harn Lee, T.R. Holbrook, M. Iljadica, S. Karapapa, I. Lee, J. Lipton, D. Llewelyn, M.F. Makeen, M.P. McKenna, D. Mendis, F. Mostert, L.S. Osborn, T.P. Reddy, E. Rosati, S. K. Sandeen, M. Senftleben, N. Shemtov, A. Strowel, T. Synodinou, K. Weatherall

Contents:

Preface

PART 1: COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS
1. Software and graphical user interfaces
Noam Shemtov

2. Copyright in software: functionality
Richard Arnold

3. Copyright and gaming
Yin Harn Lee

4. Databases and copyright protection
Mark Davison

5. Database producer protection: between rights and liabilities
Tatiana Synodinou

6. Big data and data appropriation in the EU
Alain Strowel

7. User-generated content: towards a new use privilege in EU copyright law
Martin Senftleben

8. User-generated content and its authors
Marta Iljadica

9. Mass digitisation in the eBook market: copyright protection and exceptions
Jacqueline Lipton

10. E-books and mass digitisation projects: the role of licensing
Eleanora Rosati

11. Copyright liability for hyperlinking
Jane Ginsburg and Alain Strowel

12. Video streaming and the communication to the public right
Makeen F. Makeen

PART II PATENTS AND TRADE SECRETS
13. Software related inventions
Matthew Fisher

14. The prejudice against patenting business methods
Trevor Cook

15. Artificial intelligence, big data and intellectual property: protecting computer-generated works in the United Kingdom
Ryan Abbott

16. Extraterritoriality and digital patent infringement
Timothy R. Holbrook

17. Out of thin air: trade secrets, cybersecurity, and the wrongful acquisition tort
Sharon K. Sandeen

PART III TRADE MARKS, DESIGNS AND UNFAIR COMPETITION
18. Trade mark protection for digital goods
Mark P. McKenna and Lucas S. Osborn

19. The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP): not quite arbitration, but satisfying?
Ilhyung Lee

20. Metatags ‘using’ third party trade marks on the Internet
David Llewelyn and Prashant Reddy

21. Keyword advertising and actionable consumer confusion
Robert Burrell and Michael Handler

22. Fit for purpose? 3D printing and the implications for design law: opportunities and challenges
Dinusha Mendis

PART IV COMPETITION AND ENFORCEMENT
23. Competition in digital markets
Shubha Ghosh

24. Exhaustion of rights on digital content under EU copyright: positive and normative perspectives
Stavroula Karapapa

25. Enforcement in a digital context: intermediary liability
Ben Allgrove and John Groom

26. Criminal sanctions as a tool against online infringement: national law, international treaties, transnational cooperation
Kimberlee Weatherall

27. Digital tools of intellectual property enforcement: their intended and unintended norm-setting consequences
Frederick Mostert

Index