* he author is a world-renowned expert on the subject, having been the WIPO official responsible for finalising the Treaties, with unique knowledge of their negotiating history
* The book offers a description and analysis of the most up-to-date international copyright norms embodied in the WIPO 'Internet Treaties'
* Incorporates a rich variety of comparative material from the US, Japan and the EU, including analysis of the key EU Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society
* Will be indispensable for those wanting to know how and under what conditions copyright works can be used and protected on the Internet
This work provides detailed coverage of the current state of international treaty law in respect of copyright issues relating to the Internet and E-commerce. The centre-piece of the book is an article-by-article analysis of the two key World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) treaties tackling the subject: the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, both negotiated primarily as a response to technological developments such as the Internet. It also includes detailed comparative material showing how the WIPO treaties are being implemented elsewhere in the world, and in particular how the EU, Japan and the US are responding to these key issues. This includes analysis of the key EU Directive on Copyright and Related Rights in the Information Society, which is intended to roll out protection across Europe for copyright holders operating in the digital arena.
Readership: Lawyers (practitioners, academic and judiciary); government officials; legislators; IT experts working in the field of development, implementation and application of copyright and related rights in general, and in the digital networked environment in particular; students; academic and reference libraries.