Copyright law is undergoing rapid transformations to cope with the new international digital environment. This valuable research Handbook provides a thorough and contemporary tableau of current thinking in copyright law. It traces the changes undergone and the challenges faced by copyright, as well as its roots and its diversity, combining to present a colourful picture of a dynamic research area.
The editor brings together an elite group of international copyright scholars who offer incisive and original analysis of a wide range of issues and aspects of copyright law, and in some cases a multiplicity of perspectives on a single topic. Rigorous and often thought-provoking in nature, this research Handbook clearly maps the current landscape, and will also undoubtedly stimulate further research in the field.
Analysing the cutting edge of current copyright research, Copyright Law will be of great interest to researchers, students, practitioners and policymakers.
Edited by Paul Torremans, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, School of Law, University of Nottingham, UK
Contents: Foreword 1. Originality in Copyright: A Solution to the Database Problem? John Adams 2. Legal Issues Pertaining to the Restoration and Reconstitution of Manuscripts, Sheet Music, Paintings and Films for Marketing Purposes Paul Torremans 3. A Canadian Copyright Narrative Daniel Gervais 4. Can and Should Misappropriation Also Protect Databases? A Comparative Approach Estelle Derclaye 5. Database Copyright: The story of BHB Charlotte Waelde 6. `Une Chose Publique'? The Author's Domain and the Public Domain in Early British, French and US Copyright Law Jane Ginsburg 7. Draw Me a Public Domain Valerie-Laure Benabou and Severine Dusollier 8. Could Multimedia Works Be Protected as a Form of Audiovisual Works? Irini Stamatoudi 9. Adequate Protection of Folklore - A Work in Progress Silke von Lewinski 10. Regulating Competition by Way of Copyright Limitations and Exceptions Thomas Dreier 11. Competition in the Field of Collective Management: Preferring `Creative Competition' to Allocative Efficiency in European Copyright Law Josef Drexl 12. Individual and Collective Management of Copyright in a Digital Environment Marco Ricolfi 13. Copyright Law and Scientific Research Reto Hilty 14. Copyright and Freedom of Expression in Sweden - Private Law in a Constitutional Context Jan Rosen 15. On-line Teaching and Copyright: Any Hopes for an EU Harmonized Playground? Raquel Xalabarder 16. Development of Law in Asia: Divergence versus Convergence. Copyright Piracy and the Prosecution of Copyright Offences and the Adjudication of IP Cases: Is There a Need for a Special IP Court in Malaysia? Ida Madieha bt. Abdul Ghani Azmi 17. Alternative Dispute Resolution - A Remedy for Soothing Tensions between Technological Measures and Exceptions? Brigitte Lindner 18. Qualitative Effects of Copyright Policies Antoon Quaedvlieg 19. Questioning the Principles of Territoriality: The Determination of Territorial Mechanisms of Commercialisation Paul Torremans 20. A Broadcasters' Treaty? Tom Rivers Index