Cross-Border Copyright Licensing


Cross-Border Copyright Licensing

Law and Practice

9781784718503 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, Lenz & Caemmerer, Basel, Switzerland and René Viljoen, Motion Picture Association, Belgium
Publication Date: 2018 ISBN: 978 1 78471 850 3 Extent: 480 pp
Copyright Licensing can no longer be considered purely from the perspective of the licensor’s home territory. This practical and wide-ranging reference work provides comprehensive coverage of the law and practice of cross-border licensing in a number of major territories, including China, the EU, India, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, and the USA. The book, written by expert authors with insight from practice and from their home jurisdictions, focuses on both copyright licensing and competition law and, specifically, the inter-relation between these legal fields.

The book is uniquely structured to provide both thematic coverage and detailed analysis of each territory’s applicable laws and regulations, highlighting and addressing the legal issues that are most critical in and relevant to licensing practice.

Cross-Border Copyright Licensing is an essential starting point for anyone considering or advising on the implementation or enforcement of a copyright licensing program, in either developed and emerging markets.

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In today’s legal environment, copyright licensing requires an international perspective. Licensors in both emerging and developed markets must have a detailed understanding of cross-border practices. Cross-Border Copyright Licensing provides a select guide to copyright licensing practices in a number of jurisdictions, addressing key cross-border considerations.

Key features include:

• chapter by chapter analysis of licensing legislation in the most frequently encountered jurisdictions including: China, the EU, India, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the USA

• discussion of the inter-relation between copyright licensing and competition law

• clear delineation of the most relevant and critical legal issues relating to licensing practice across the named jurisdictions allowing for ease of reference

• contributions from expert practitioners with invaluable first hand knowledge of international licensing practices.

This book will prove a valuable resource for lawyers who are implementing or enforcing a copyright licensing scheme, acting as a first point of reference on cross-border issues. Scholars of Intellectual Property will also find the text to be a useful guide on international regulations and practices.

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‘Practical and easy to read, Cross-Border Copyright Licensing:
Law and Practice is sure to become an indispensable resource
for those engaged in international copyright licensing.’
– Intellectual Property Forum

‘The book gives a handy and comprehensive overview of the legal issues to consider when licensing copyright in each territory. This includes the approach of the national courts to important questions such as jurisdiction and choice of law. More practical considerations such as collecting societies are considered as well as related rights such as image rights, moral rights and performers rights. In some cases, other rights such as patents get a special mention, particularly where the law is still developing and the likely approach toward copyright can be seen from patent law developments.’
– Rosie Burbidge, The IPKat

Contributors: A. Apostolidis, H. Blignaut, L. Chung Nian, K. Golish, P.G. Granados, E. Hochstadt, B. Kalra, B. Lindner, R. Lukyanov, T. Misra, J.B. Nordemann, T. Pattloch, S. Rab, A. Risely, D. Solorio Nocetti, W.S. Strong, K. Sysoeva, K. Tsuru


1. China
Thomas Pattloch

2. European Union
Brigitte Lindner and Jan Bernd Nordemann

3. India
Binny Kalra, Tanvi Misra and Suzanne Rab

4. Mexico
Kiyoshi Tsuru, Deyanirr Solorio Nocetti and Patricio Gondález Granados

5. Russia
Roman Lukyanov and Ksenia Sysoeva

6. Singapore
Lam Chung Nian and Andrew Riseley

7. South Africa
Herman Blignaut and Alexis Apostolidis

8. United States of America
William S. Strong, Eric Hochstadt and Kayleigh Golish

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