World Copyright Law is renowned for its incisive coverage of this complex and wide-ranging subject, providing you with a single reliable source to help reinforce or defend any action for copyright infringement.
This title gives you a complete overview of world copyright law in, focusing on the key subjects of current national interest. It offers in-depth analysis and commentary provided by a distinguished authority in the field, drawing on contributions from a cross-jurisdictional team of experts.
Offers a comparative overview of the practice and legislation of copyright law and related rights across the world
Makes an analytical comparison of the different levels of protection offered in more than 25 jurisdictions
Includes commentary on the background, principles, and recent developments in national, regional, and international law
Provides detailed explanations of protection issues and analysis of their application in national systems, conventions, treaties, and agreements
Covers key copyright issues such as protection criteria, moral rights, economic rights, limitations, infringement, and remedies
Compares the protection of beneficiaries for owners of related rights and owners of sui generis rights
Sets out comparative summaries of international and regional standards of protection. Outlines the main provisions of relevant conventions, treaties, and agreements, including Berne (1886-1971), Rome (1961), TRIPS (1994), and WIPO (1996)
Summarises the protection granted to different rights-holders including authors, performers, sound recording and film producers, publishers and broadcasters
Discussion of the exercise of rights on the internet and the role of cross-border licensing, as well as wider technological protection
Features a glossary of legal and technical copyright terms used across the world
Provides extensive reference materials: international and regional instruments, reference lists of national laws, and key historic documents
Features a chart summarising European copyright and related rights, distinguishing the provisions of EU law and EU directives
NEW FOR THIS EDITION
Commentary on the standards of national, international and regional protection has been expanded
New chapter on the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (2012) analyses the content of this multilateral treaty designed to regulate copyright and expand the rights of performers
New chapter covers the Marrakesh Treaty (2013) and its provisions to facilitate exceptions for the creation of accessible versions of copyrighted works for the visually impaired
Case law across multiple jurisdictions has been updated to reflect the most recent and significant decisions, including those at the Court of Justice of the European Union
All conventions, treaties, agreements have been reviewed and updated.