Laddie, Prescott and Vitoria: The Modern Law of Copyright and Designs (4th edition)

Laddie, Prescott and Vitoria: The Modern Law of Copyright and Designs (4th edition)

By: Robert Onslow (author), Whyte Whyte (author), Mary Vitoria (author), Daniel Alexander (author), Charlotte May (author), Adrian Speck (author), Michael Tappin (author), Berkeley Berkeley (author), Fiona Clark (author), Lindsey Lane (author)Hardback

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Laddie, Prescott and Vitoria on The Modern Law of Copyright and Designs takes account of important changes from EC directives since the third edition and reflects current industry practice. This three volume work considers the main aspects of copyright and performers' rights, which are closely related. It examines literary, dramatic and musical works regarded as original works; sound recordings; broadcasting; infringements and ownership of copyright and performers' rights; licences; and registered and unregistered designs. This is the unrivalled authority on all issues that are important to those practising in the field of copyright, especially solicitors, barristers, patent agents, IP academics, the judiciary, in-house lawyers, publishers and collecting societies. Fully comprehensive and accessible, with worked examples and in-depth discussions, it contains all the historical and contextual material needed to ensure the practitioner is expertly briefed in this complex and fast-moving area of law.


Volume 1: 1. Bird's eye view; 2. The EU and international context; 3. Literary, dramatic and musical works; films regarded as original works; 4. Artistic works; 5. Subsistence of copyright in original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works; 6. Sound recordings; 7. Films (regarded as first fixations); 8. Broadcasts; 9. Typographical arrangements; 10. The term of copyright protection; 11. The publication right: acquisition of quasi-copyright in derelict works; 12. Rights in performances; 13. Moral rights; 14. The reproduction right; 15. The distribution right; 16. The public performance right; 17. The communication right; 18. The rental and lending rights; 19. Authorisation; 20. Secondary infringements; 21. Execptions to protection: permitted acts; 22. First ownership; 23. Transmission of title (i): death, bankruptcy and winding-up; 24. Transmission of title (ii): assignments and mortgages; 25. Voluntary licences - architects' agreements - publishing agreements - recording contracts - compulsory licences; 26. Collective licensing and collecting societies; 27. The Copyright Tribunal; 28. Equitable remuneration in respect of the rental right; 29. Remuneration for lending; 30. Equitable remuneration for performers in respect of the playing of records. Volume 2: 31. Artist's Resale Right; 32. Rights in databases; 33. Anti-competitive practices, EC law and free movement of goods; 34. Parallel imports; 35. Special provisions as to libraries and archives; 36. Computers and copyright; 37. The Internet; 38; Encryption; 39. Crown and Parliamentary copyright and Related Topics; 40. Characters; 41. Television format rights; 42. Molecules; 43. Copyright and industrially-applied designs; 44. Introduction to UK unregistered design right; 45. UK unregistered design right: what designs are protected?; 46. Qualification for UK unregistered design right and term of protection; 47. Interests in UK unregistered design right and Crown use; 48. Infringement of UK unregistered design right; 49. Community uregistered designs; 50. Semiconductor topographies; 51. Introduction to and history of registered design legislation; 52. UK registered designs - an overview; 53. Overview of Community registered designs; 54. Registrable designs; 55. Validity; 56. UK Design Registry procedure; 57. Term and Restoration; 58. Interests in UK registered designs; 59. Interests in Community registered designs; 60. Infringement of UK and Community registered designs; 61. Threats; 62. Civil proceedings; 63. Civil remedies; 64. Criminal proceesings; 65. Customs seizure; 66. UK Taxation. Volume 3: Appendicies.

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  • ISBN13: 9781405717984
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 3558
  • ID: 9781405717984
  • weight: 4200
  • ISBN10: 140571798X
  • edition: 4th edition

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