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231 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction
  • Culture clashes
  • Ontology, copyright, and artistic practice
  • The myth of unoriginality
  • Authorship, power, and responsibility
  • Toward an ontology of authored works
  • The rights of authors
  • The rights of others
  • Appropriation and transformation
  • Afterword.
The art scene today is one of appropriation of remixing, reusing, and recombining the works of other artists. From the musical mash-ups of Girl Talk to the pop-culture borrowings of Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, it's clear that the artistic landscape is shifting which leads to some tricky legal and philosophical questions. In this up-to-date, thorough, and accessible analysis of the right to copyright, Darren Hudson Hick works to reconcile the growing practice of artistic appropriation with innovative views of artists' rights, both legal and moral. Engaging with long-standing debates about the nature of originality, authorship, and artists' rights, Hick examines the philosophical challenges presented by the role of intellectual property in the artworld and vice versa. Using real-life examples of artists who have incorporated copyrighted works into their art, he explores issues of artistic creation and the nature of infringement as they are informed by analytical aesthetics and legal and critical theory. Ultimately, Artistic License provides a critical and systematic analysis of the key philosophical issues that underlie copyright policy, rethinking the relationship between artist, artwork, and the law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226460246 20170530
Law Library (Crown)
xxx, 256 pages ; 23 cm
Law Library (Crown)
xviii, 477 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Challenges for copyright in the online environment
  • Copyright rewind : precedents for compensation systems
  • Alternative compensation systems : taxonomy of legalisation proposals
  • Between rights and limitations : mapping the space for the legalisation of the online use of copyright works
  • Copyright reform : admissibility of legalisation under the three step test and the objectives of EU copyright law
  • Summary and conclusions : towards access and remuneration.
"[This book] examines pragmatic legal solutions that enable Internet users to access works in the digital environment by exploring the flexibilities in EU copyright law in search of a consistent regulation of non-commercial online use. In addition to proving virtually impossible, online enforcement of copyright may be undesirable because it risks encroaching upon fundamental rights and freedoms. However, the problem remains that creators are often not fairly remunerated for the online use of their works. This book addresses the need for legalisation schemes that favour remunerated access over exclusivity and enforcement for large-scale online use by individuals, while assuring remuneration to rights holders and promoting the development of the information society."-- Publisher's website.
Law Library (Crown)
xxiv, 496 pages ; 19 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Copyrightable subject matter
  • Copyright ownership
  • Formalities
  • Copyright duration
  • Assignments and licenses
  • Exclusive rights
  • Limitations on exclusive rights
  • Infringement
  • Defenses
  • Remedies
  • Digital Millennium Copyright Act
  • Preemption.
This product offers a compact yet comprehensive and up-to-date overview of U.S. copyright law in an uncluttered and readable format. Coverage ranges from the fundamental concepts of originality, authorship, and infringement to the highly technical rules governing digital phonorecord deliveries and digital public performance rights in sound recordings, the safe harbor provisions that limit the liability of Internet service providers, and the anti-circumvention and copyright management information provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The evolving doctrines of fair use and contributory liability are also given thorough attention.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781634603041 20170206
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 528 pages ; 24 cm
  • Justifications for copyright limitations and exceptions / Pamela Samuelson
  • The role of the author in copyright / Jane C. Ginsburg
  • A few observations about the state of copyright law / William F. Patry
  • Fetishizing copies / Jessica Litman
  • Copyright in a digital ecosystem : a user rights approach / Niva Elkin-Koren
  • The Canadian copyright story : how Canada improbably became the world leader on users' rights in copyright law / Michael Geist
  • (When) is copyright reform possible? / James Boyle
  • Fair use and its politics : at home and abroad / Justin Hughes
  • Flexible copyright : can the EU author's rights accommodate fair use? / P. Brent Hugenholtz
  • The limits of "limitations and exceptions" in copyright law / Jerome H. Reichman
  • Lessons from CopyrightX / William W. Fisher III
  • Rights on the border : the Berne Convention and neighbouring rights / Sam Ricketson
  • How Oracle erred : the use/explanation distinction and the future of computer copyright / Wendy J. Gordon
  • Reframing international copyright limitations and exceptions as development policy / Ruth L. Okediji.
Copyright Law in an Age of Limitations and Exceptions brings together leading copyright scholars and the field's foremost authorities to consider the critical role of copyright law in shaping the complex social, economic, and political interaction critical for cultural productivity and human flourishing. The book addresses defining issues facing copyright law today, including justifications for copyright law's limitations and exceptions (L&Es), the role of authors in copyright, users' rights, fair use politics and reform, the three-step test in European copyright law, the idea/expression principle with respect to functional works, limits on the use of L&Es in scientific innovation, and L&Es as a tool for economic development in international copyright law. The book also presents case studies on the historical development of the concept of 'neighboring rights' and on Harvard Law School's pioneering model of global copyright education, made possible by the exercise of L&Es across national borders.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107132375 20170515
Law Library (Crown)
x, 328 pages ; 25 cm
  • Idea-expression dichotomy and originality requirements for copyright protection : an analysis of the jurisprudential underpinnings of the judicial pronouncements in India / T.G. Agitha
  • The economics of intellectual property and economic entrepreneurship of copyrights / Rodney D. Ryder and N.S. Sreenivasulu
  • Jurisprudential analysis of the rights of users in copyrighted works / Yashomati Ghosh
  • Marrakesh Treaty to facilitate access to published works for visually disabled : putting an end to global book famine / V.K. Ahuja
  • Reproduction right in digital medium and free use for educational purpose : an analysis of national and international obligations to India to provide education to all viz. a viz. protecting copyright / Poonam Dass
  • 'Minor expectations' doctrine in national copyright law : guidance from the WTO jurisprudence / R. Rajesh Babu
  • Copyright and human rights : the quest for a fair balance / Vandana Mahalwar
  • Copyright, access and information society / Anirban Mazumder
  • Software protection under copyright law / V.K. Unni
  • Database protection in India : need for reforms / K.D. Raju
  • Copyright and the digital media : perspective and challenges in the new legal regime in India / C.P. Dayanada Murthy
  • First sale doctrine in the digital era / Amit Jyoti S. Gomber
  • Hosting service providers' liability for third party content : a Malaysian perspective / Cheng Peng Sik and Pek San Tay
  • Criminalization of copyright infringements in the digital era with special reference to India / C.P. Nandini.
This book addresses the key issues, challenges and implications arising out of changes in the copyright law and corresponding judicial responses. Using concrete examples, the book does not assume any prior knowledge of copyright law, but brings together leading intellectual property researchers to consider the significant role of copyright law in shaping the needs of the modern digital world. It provides an insight into two distinct arenas: copyright and digital media. The exponential increase in the ability to multiply and disseminate information by digital means has sparked numerous conflicts pertaining to copyright - and in turn has prompted lawmakers to expand the scope of copyright protection in the digital age. Bearing in mind the new questions that the advent of the digital age has raised on the role and function of copyright, the book presents a collection of papers largely covering new frontiers and changing horizons especially in this area. The contributions intensively address core issues including the exhaustion principle, copyright and digital media, liability of hosting service providers, the originality requirement, accessibility to published works for the visually disabled, criminalization of copyright infringement, and software protection under copyright law, among others. Consisting of 14 papers, this book will be equally interesting to researchers, policymakers, practitioners and lawmakers, especially those active in the field of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811039836 20170605
Law Library (Crown)
xliii, 780 pages ; 26 cm
  • Pre-litigation considerations / Brain A. Calhoun
  • Pre-litigation analysis and strategies / Jennifer Brockett, Stuart Dunwoody, Eric M. Stahl
  • Additional pre-litigation considerations / Dana M. Douglas
  • Drafting the demand letter and the complaint / Claudia Ray
  • Preliminary and injunctive relief in U.S. copyright litigation / J. Mark Smith
  • Responding to alleged violations of the Copyright Act : initial considerations / Kevin N. Ainsworth
  • Responding to alleged violations of the Copyright Act : going on the offensive / Diana Torres
  • The fair use defense : strategic considerations / Dale M. Cendali
  • Court annexed ADR / Hon. Suzanne K. Nusbaum
  • Formulating a discovery plan / Mark H. Lyon
  • Protective orders / Adam Kargman
  • Interrogatories / Burce C. ("Chip") Morris
  • Requests for admission / Burce C. ("Chip") Morris
  • Document discovery in copyright litigation / John Osborne, John B. Nelson
  • Depositions in copyright cases / William H. Frankel
  • Foreign discovery / Heather J. Hubbard, Keith W. Randall
  • Third-party discovery / Oreste R. Ramos, Luis R. Roman-Negron
  • Confronting discovery problems / Janice Rourke Hugener
  • Motion practice / Lance Koonce, James Rosenfeld, Camille Calman
  • Trial of a copyright case / Susan Progoff
  • Proving infringement / Jonathan Hudis
  • Willful infringement / David L. Rein Jr.
  • Defeating copyright infringement claims / Suzanne Bretz Blum
  • Use of experts in copyright litigation / Michelle Brooks
  • Evidence / Barbara Bison Jacobson
  • Remedies for copyright infringement / J. Michael Keyes
  • Permanent injunctive relief and other remedies / Will Montague, Jerrad Howard
  • Appeals / Anthony J. Dreyer, Jordan A. Feirman, Rebecca Levine.
"Providing 'best practices' for copyright litigation from many of the foremost names in the world of copyright law, this handbook is organized to break down a copyright case into the various phases of litigation--from what to consider before filing suit, to all the way through an appeal. With a focus on giving litigators with practical guidance on making strategic decisions throughout the life of a copyright case, [this guide] explores all aspects of copyright litigation strategies, including: pre-litigation considerations and analysis; alternative dispute resolution; formulating discovery plans; third-party discovery; foreign discovery; handling depositions; working with experts; motion practice; the trial; proving infringement; defeating infringement claims; evidence; appeals, and more."-- Publisher's website.
Law Library (Crown)
xxiii, 230 pages ; 24 cm
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 231 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction
  • Origins of the EEA
  • Enforcing the EEA
  • Investigating violations of the EEA
  • Common elements
  • Section 1831 : economic espionage
  • Section 1832 : theft of trade secrets
  • Defenses
  • Punishment
  • Protecting trade secrets during criminal proceedings
  • Multiple prosecutions
  • International enforement of the EEA
  • Civil remedies under the EEA.
"Since the Economic Espionage Act (EEA) was enacted in 1996, it has steadily assumed a more important and visible role as a law enforcement tool. In 1999, then-Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder stated that because intellectual property theft was 'soaring,' the Department of Justice had 'concluded that we must make these types of crime a major law enforcement priority,' and promulgated 'the first, comprehensive inter-agency plan to combat the growing surge in the theft of intellectual property.' In 2013, Holder reported that between 2000 and 2010, DOJ had 'secured well over 100 convictions in cases involving criminal trade secret thefts.' This handbook is intended as a practical guide for prosecutors, defense lawyers and court system as the investigation and prosecution of economic espionage and trade secret theft assume a more central place in the U.S. criminal justice system."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
lxiii, 549 pages ; 26 cm
  • Regulating information technologies
  • Regulatory competence over the internet
  • Intermediaries within online regulation
  • Copyright and the internet
  • Domain names
  • Electronic commerce
  • Cybercrime
  • Content crimes
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Surveillance, data retention, and encryption
  • Intellectual property rights in software
  • Software licences, free and open source licensing (F/OSS), and 'software as a service' (SaaS).
The fifth edition of Information Technology Law continues to be dedicated to a detailed analysis of and commentary on the latest developments within this burgeoning field of law. It provides an essential read for all those interested in the interface between law and technology and the effect of new technological developments on the law. The contents have been restructured and the reordering of the chapters provides a coherent flow to the subject matter. Criminal law issues are now dealt with in two separate chapters to enable a more focused approach to content crime. The new edition contains both a significant amount of incremental change as well as substantial new material and, where possible, case studies have been used to illustrate significant issues. In particular, new additions include: * Social media and the criminal law; * The impact of the decision in Google Spain and the 'right to be forgotten'; * The Schrems case and the demise of the Safe Harbour agreement; * The judicial reassessment of the proportionality of ICT surveillance powers within the UK and EU post the Madrid bombings; * The expansion of the ICANN gTLDs and the redesigned domain name registration and dispute resolution processes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415870160 20170321
Law Library (Crown)
vi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Intellectual property rights in the GCC member states : on the 20th anniversary of the WTO and the TRIPs agreement / David Price
  • Intellectual property regimes in the GCC : recommendations to develop an integrated approach to intellectual property rights / Nadia Naim
  • The term of protection of economic rights under the copyright laws of the GCC / Riyadh Al Balushi, Noora Al Lawati and Muluk Mohsin
  • An analysis of the application of the private use exception to computer-based copying in the GCC / Riyadh Al Balushi
  • Parallel imports, trademarks law, and agency regulations : legal uncertainty in UAE jurisprudence / Bashar Malkawi
  • Shariah law and trademark protection in the GCC member states / Lolwa Alfadhel
  • The protection of geographical indications in the gulf countries / Alhanoof AlDebasi
  • The GCC unified patent system : an analytical study / Rawan Al-Louzi and Mohamed Salem Abou El Farag Elsaid Mohamed
  • The protection of trade secrets in Qatar / Mohamed Salem Abou El Farag Elsaid Mohamed
  • Intellectual property protection in the Arabian Gulf : the enforcement challenge / David Price and Alhanoof AlDebasi
  • Traditional knowledge and cultural heritage protection in the Arabian Gulf and Indonesia : a comparative study / Dina W. Kariodimejo
  • Do investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions belong in a Gulf trade or investment agreement? / Amelia Hallam and David Price
  • IP issues in the proposed China-GCC free trade agreement / Lina Zhang and David Price.
"This volume includes a range of topics addressing aspects of the current status of intellectual property (IP) protection regimes in the Gulf Cooperation Council and its individual member states, and aspiring GCC members Jordan and Yemen. It examines the opportunities and challenges facing the GCC in becoming a real union with common, or at least harmonized, IP laws and regulations, while still allowing flexibility for domestic imperatives and interests. IP is a crucial part of commercial and trade activity which the GCC needs to address as a union to maximize outcomes and benefits for the GCC members collectively and individually. Contributions represent an...international interest in Gulf IP, with authors from Australia, Bahrain, China, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates. The volume provides a catalyst for further deliberation and debate on these above issues and other Gulf-related IP issues, as well as a...contribution to the expansion of Gulf studies in the broader context."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 230 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Copyright object
  • Copyright subject
  • Copyright content
  • Copyright limitations
  • Neighbouring rights
  • Copyright infringement and enforcement
  • Collective management societies
  • Software copyright protection
  • Online copyright protection.
This book presents selective case studies concerning China's Copyright Law, especially the typical cases chosen by China's Supreme People's Court and the Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou IP courts in recent years as the local court's guiding reference cases, the goal is to help readers familiarize themselves with China's dispute and resolution system from a practical point of view. The major aspects covered include copyright object, copyright subject, copyright content, copyright limitations, neighboring rights, copyright infringement and enforcement, software copyright protection, collective management societies, and online copyright protection. Generally speaking, the book highlights selected typical cases involving various categories of current China's Copyright Law. In addition, it introduces readers to relevant laws and regulations and discusses some hot issues in the academic field, including the extended collective license (ECL) implementation problem and the definition of "know" of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in China. As such, the book successfully combines legal theory and realities, offering readers, especially graduate students and researchers, a clear and sensible overview of modern China's Copyright Law and practice, as well as the chance to better understand China's judicial and administrative efforts to protect copyright while also satisfying the requirement of transparency ever since China's entry to the WTO in 2001.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811053511 20171204
Law Library (Crown)

13. Music and the law [2017]

xxii, 294 pages ; 24 cm
  • An introduction to music and the law
  • The making of contracts and agreements
  • Recording and distribution
  • Copyright
  • Licensing sound recordings
  • Publishing : musicla and literary works
  • The death and rebirth of live music in Australia
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • The industry perspective.
Music and the Law is a book that examines the relationship between the law and the music industry in Australia. The book is specifically aimed at assisting and educating law and music students, as well as individuals involved in the music industry including musicians, managers, agents and music enthusiasts. The book's introductory chapter considers the importance of music from a social, cultural and political perspective and provides an introduction to the Australian legal system. The book then looks specifically at various aspects of the music industry and, in particular, provides a summary of the following key aspects: Contracts Recording and distribution Copyright Musical works, literary works and sound recordings Live performance and the live music industry in Australia Alternative dispute resolution The final chapter of the book provides commentary from various members of the Australian music industry including lawyers, managers, distributors and musicians. Music and the Law is an indispensable tool to anyone attempting to navigate the world of music today, covering the wide spectrum of legal issues that those in the music industry may encounter.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781760020811 20170424
Law Library (Crown)
xxii, 346 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction
  • The Internet versus copyright?
  • Creative content online : 2008 European Commission consultation
  • HADOPI : 2009 graduated response in France
  • E-commerce Directive : 2010 European Commission consultation
  • Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement : 2010-2012 European Parliament discussions
  • Lessons learned : online copyright enforcement in the European Union.
This book investigates recent policy initiatives dealing with the online enforcement of copyright in the European Union, providing unique insights into the current stalemate in the field. It is a timely contribution to the next steps of policy-making on copyright enforcement and Internet governance. The author brings to light tensions in how we encourage knowledge and cultural creation, and importantly how we regulate the Internet. In this study, online copyright enforcement is situated within the wider debate on Internet governance. Intermediary liability is a focal point. It provides an explanation of recent online copyright enforcement policy initiatives is based on an in-depth investigation of the ideas, interests, institutions and discourses involved in three EU level and two member state level initiatives. Seventy-two expert interviews complement the policy analysis conducted.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319509730 20170731
Law Library (Crown)
593 pages ; 23 cm.
The book critically examines the current process of reforming the copyright system in the European Union. On the basis of core elements of the harmonised copyright acquis, the work exposes the shortcomings of current reform proposals with a view to establishing a digital single market. In this regard, it is highlighted that the existing directives and regulations lack fundamental principles that could serve as a basis for a systematically structured European copyright, and that also the current reform proposals do not reflect such an approach. These deficits are addressed by fundamental approaches for an EU copyright reform. For this purpose, three legislative options are discussed. The work takes a clear position in the current debate of EU copyright reform and offers starting points from which a more systematic and coherent copyright system can be developed.--from publisher
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 327 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Overlapping rights in different business models / Jyh-An Lee
  • One or several super-rights? : the (subtle) impact of the digital single market on a future EU copyright architecture / Guido Westkamp
  • Simplification of tariff structures / Raquel Xalabarder
  • Remaining scopes for collective management of copyright in the online world / Sylvie Nérisson
  • Effects and potential of extended collective license systems / Felix Trumpke
  • Reference points for and obligors of levies in the online world : should ISPs be obliged to pay the levies for cloud services and private copying? / Yasuto Komada
  • Mechanisms to make end-users of copyrighted works pay through levy and DRM / Raman Mittal
  • Distribution among right holders / Byungil Kim
  • Control mechanisms for CRM systems and competition law / Reto M. Hilty and Tao Li
  • Individual licensing of copyrighted works / Kaya Köklü
  • Music individual licensing models and competition law / Xiuqin Lin
  • Individual licensing models and consumer protection / Lucie Guibault
  • Individual licensing models and the role of Internet platform providers / Kung-Chung Liu
  • The copyright holdout problem and new Internet-based services / John T. Cross and Peter K. Yu
  • Impacts of competition law : monolithic copyright, market power and market definition / Martin R.F. Senftleben
  • Entertainment utopia through compulsory licensing and network neutrality / Haochen Sun
  • Compulsory licences as an enabler of new business models / Wee Loon Ng-Loy
  • Statutory licenses as enabler of creative uses / Christophe Geiger.
This book evaluates existing and explores new mechanisms for the adequate payment of copyright owners for the use of their works. The underlying assumption is that adequate rewards to creators and subsequent right holders will continue to be a goal of copyright law (particularly to incentivize further creation and investment). In the search for viable methods it first focuses on the reduction of transaction costs and the role of new technologies. It also discusses the further development and broader application of new mechanisms that might be necessary to enhance the adequacy and efficiency of payment systems, since the more onerous payment systems are, the more irrelevant copyright risks become due to lack of acceptance, and the less likely both are to fulfill their functions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783662538081 20170814
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 359 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Copyright in common law jurisdictions
  • The international emergence of author's rights
  • The three-step test
  • Protection thresholds : originality and fixation
  • Vicarious and participative creativity
  • A place for authors
  • A place for users
  • The quadrants of authorship
  • Structuring the right(s)
  • Structuring exceptions and limitations
  • Collective and extended licensing
  • Formalities
  • Copyright and development
  • Epilogue: Towards a New Berne Convention
  • Epiloge: Act of the Berne Convention for the protection of Literary and Artistic Works.
As the Internet continues to alter our online world, the structure of copyright in its current form becomes inadequate and unfit for purpose. In this bold and persuasive work, Daniel Gervais argues that the international copyright system is in need of a root and branch rethink. This ambitious and far-reaching book sets out to diagnose in some detail the problems faced by copyright, before eloquently mapping out a path for comprehensive and structured reform. This book's main objectives are to identify structural and other deficiencies within the current system, and to outline a structured approach to copyright reform. Part I of the book is thus diagnostic in nature, Part II offers detailed and concrete pathways to improve the current system, whilst in the Epilogue, a clear path to revise the Berne Convention is proposed. Contributing a reasoned and novel voice to a debate that is all too often driven by ignorance and partisan self-interest, this book will be required reading for all copyright scholars and practitioners with an interest in the future direction of the field.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781785369490 20170515
Law Library (Crown)
vii, 182 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Copyright basics
  • Originality and creativity
  • Ideas vs. expressions
  • Scènes à Faire and merger
  • Utilitarian and functional works
  • Copyright term and the public domain
  • Derivative works
  • Works made for hire and copyright ownership
  • Fair uses
  • Steps of a copyright dispute.
"[This book will help readers:] to get up to speed on the biggest issues of copyright law, and the black letter law addressing those issues; [to understand] future clients' rights, potential liabilities, and options and opportunities regarding legal problems in copyright...; to provide a vocabulary of legal terms to use when consulting with lawyers, clients, accountants, financial planners, and insurers regarding copyright problems in the creative, entertainment, and scientific fields; [and] o identify existing or potential legal problems in your clients' and your organization's practices. This guide will discuss a variety of areas in which exposure to legal liability or sanctions may present itself as a current or future problem based on [readers'] clients' practices and procedures."-- Provided by publisher.
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 332 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface / Peter Drahos
  • If we redesigned copyright from scratch, what might it look like? / Rebecca Giblin and Kimberlee Weatherall
  • Copyright, creators and society's need for autonomous art : the blessing and curse of monetary incentives / Martin Senftleben
  • Copyright as an access right : securing cultural participation through the protection of creators' interests / Christophe Geiger
  • What should copyright protect? / R Anthony Reese
  • Making copyright markets work for creators, consumers and the public interest / Jeremy de Beer
  • Reimagining copyright's duration / Rebecca Giblin
  • Copyright formalities : a return to registration? / Dev S Gangjee
  • Calibrating copyright for creators and consumers : promoting distributive justice and ubuntu / Caroline B Ncube
  • A reimagined approach to copyright enforcement from a regulator's perspective / Kimberlee Weatherall
  • A collection of impossible ideas / Rebecca Giblin and Kimberlee Weatherall.
"What if we could start with a blank slate, and write ourselves a brand new copyright system? What if we could design a law, from scratch, unconstrained by existing treaty obligations, business models and questions of political feasibility? Would we opt for radical overhaul, or would we keep our current fundamentals? Which parts of the system would we jettison? Which would we keep? In short, what might a copyright system designed to further the public interest in the current legal and sociological environment actually look like? Taking this thought experiment as their starting point, [contributors] reconsider copyright’s fundamental questions: the subject matter that should be protected, the ideal scope and duration of those rights, and how it should be enforced. Tackling the biggest challenges affecting the current law, their essays...explore how the law could better secure to creators the fruits of their labours, ensure better outcomes for the world’s more marginalised populations and solve orphan works. And while the result is a collection of impossible ideas, it also tells us much about what copyright could be – and what prescriptive treaty obligations currently force us to give up. The book shows that, reimagined, copyright could serve creators and the broader public far better than it currently does – and exposes intriguing new directions for achievable reform."-- Back cover.
Law Library (Crown)
xviii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Copyrights and immediate protection for your ideas
  • Trademarks : choosing your brand
  • Protecting ideas : patents, trade secrets, and contracts
  • Business and finance issues
  • Business risk and insurance
  • Intellectual property agreements
  • Content-related issues
  • Taking virtual candy from an actual baby : virtual goods, microtransactions, and user-generated content
  • License agreements, privacy policies, and other legal considerations
  • Social media considerations
  • Advertising and promoting your game
  • Publishing and development agreements
  • Legal disputes.
"This...handbook takes you through the legal morass of producing a video game, from the moment you get the original idea through publication. This practical, prescriptive book is an essential resource for legal professionals with clients in the area as well as for video game developers."-- Publisher's website.
Law Library (Crown)