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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)
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 : fraud and computer misuse
  • 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).
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.
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Prologue : Defoe in the pillory
  • Genteel wrath : Pope v. Curll (1741)
  • Emancipation and translation : Stowe v. Thomas (1853)
  • Creating Oscar Wilde : Burrow-Giles v. Sarony (1884)
  • Hollywood story : Nichols v. Universal (1930)
  • Prohibited paraphrase : Salinger v. Random House (1987)
  • Purloined puppies : Rogers v. Koons (1992)
  • Afterword : metamorphoses of authorship.
Authors in Court charts the 300-year-long dance between authorship and copyright that has shaped each institution's response to changing social norms of identity, privacy, and celebrity. Authors' self-presentations in court are often inflected by prevailing concepts of propriety and respectability. And judges, for their part, have not been immune to the reputation and standing of the authors who have appeared before them in legal dramas. Some authors strut their roles on the public stage. For example, Napoleon Sarony-the nineteenth-century photographer whose case established that photographs might be protected as works of art-was fond of marching along Broadway dressed in a red fez and high-top campaign boots. Others, such as the reclusive J. D. Salinger, enacted their dramas precisely by shrinking from attention. Mark Rose's case studies include the flamboyant writer Daniel Defoe; the self-consciously genteel poet Alexander Pope; the abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe; the once-celebrated dramatist Anne Nichols; and the provocative contemporary artist Jeff Koons. These examples suggest not only how social forms such as gender and gentility have influenced the self-presentation of authors in public and in court but also how the personal styles and histories of authors have influenced the development of legal doctrine.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674048041 20160725
Law Library (Crown)
xxi, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Acknowledgments -- Preface -- Introduction: Dance Plus Copyright -- Chapter One: White Womanhood and Early Campaigns for Choreographic Copyright -- Chapter Two: The Black Body as Object and Subject of Property -- Chapter Three: "Stealing Steps" and Signature Moves: Alternative Systems of Copyright -- Chapter Four: "High-brow Meets Low-Down": Copyright on Broadway -- Chapter Five: Copyright and the Death/Life of the Choreographer -- Coda: Beyonce v. De Keersmaeker -- Appendix: A Timeline of Intellectual Property Rights and Dance in the United States -- Select Bibliography -- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199360369 20160619
Choreographing Copyright provides a historical and cultural analysis of U.S.-based dance-makers' investment in intellectual property rights. Although federal copyright law in the U.S. did not recognize choreography as a protectable class prior to the 1976 Copyright Act, efforts to win copyright protection for dance began eight decades earlier. In a series of case studies stretching from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first, the book reconstructs those efforts and teases out their raced and gendered politics. Rather than chart a narrative of progress, the book shows how dancers working in a range of genres have embraced intellectual property rights as a means to both consolidate and contest racial and gendered power. A number of the artists featured in Choreographing Copyright are well-known white figures in the history of American dance, including modern dancers Loie Fuller, Hanya Holm, and Martha Graham, and ballet artists Agnes de Mille and George Balanchine. But the book also uncovers a host of marginalized figures - from the South Asian dancer Mohammed Ismail, to the African American pantomimist Johnny Hudgins, to the African American blues singer Alberta Hunter, to the white burlesque dancer Faith Dane - who were equally interested in positioning themselves as subjects rather than objects of property, as possessive individuals rather than exchangeable commodities. Choreographic copyright, the book argues, has been a site for the reinforcement of gendered white privilege as well as for challenges to it. Drawing on critical race and feminist theories and on cultural studies of copyright, Choreographing Copyright offers fresh insight into such issues as: the raced and gendered hierarchies that govern the theatrical marketplace, white women's historically contingent relationship to property rights, legacies of ownership of black bodies and appropriation of non-white labor, and the tension between dance's ephemerality and its reproducibility.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199360369 20160619
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xxxii, 500 pages ; 25 cm
  • Collective management of copyright : theory and practice in the digital age / Daniel Gervais
  • Collective rights management from the viewpoint of international treaties, with special attention to the EU 'Acquis' / Mihály Ficsor
  • Collective management of copyrights and human rights : an uneasy alliance revisited / Laurence R. Helfer
  • Collective management in Central and Eastern Europe / Mihály Ficsor & Mitko Chatalbashev
  • Collective management in the European Union / Lucie Guibault, Stef van Gompel
  • Collective management of copyright in France / Sylvie Nérisson
  • Collective rights management in Germany / Jörg Reinbothe
  • Collective management in the Nordic countries / Tarja Koskinen-Olsson & Vigdís Sigurdardóttir
  • Collective management in Canada / Mario Bouchard
  • Collective management of copyright in Latin America / Karina Correa Pereira
  • Copyright collectives and collecting societies : the United States experience / Glynn Lunney
  • Collective management in Africa / J. Joel Baloyi, Tana Pistorius
  • Collective management in China / Fuxiao Jiang & Daniel Gervais
  • Collective management of copyright and neighbouring rights in Japan / Koji Okumura
  • Collective management and the copyright tribunals of New Zealand and Australia / Susy Frankel.
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xi, 249 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • A normative gap in copyright lawmaking?
  • Colonizing the normative gap : the intervention of the Court of Justice
  • Minding the normative gap : the EU treaties
  • Bridging the normative gap : proposed benchmarks for copyright lawmaking
  • Field-testing the normative bridge : the EU copyright acquis
  • The normative gap : water under the bridge.
This book inquires into the competence of the EU to legislate in the field of copyright, and uses content analysis techniques to demonstrate the existence of a normative gap in copyright lawmaking. To address that gap, it proposes the creation of benchmarks of legislative activity, reasoning that EU secondary legislation, such as directives and regulations, should be based on higher sources of law. It investigates two such possible sources: the activity of the EU Court of Justice in the pre-legislative era and the EU treaties. From these sources, the author establishes concrete benchmarks of legislative activity, which she then tests by applying them to current EU copyright legislation. This provides examples of good and bad practices in copyright lawmaking and also shows how the benchmarks could be implemented in copyright legislation. Finally, the author offers some recommendations in this regard.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319282053 20170206
Law Library (Crown)
xi, 697 pages ; 19 cm.
  • Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works
  • WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT)
  • International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms, and Broadcasting Organizations (Rome Convention)
  • Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms (Geneva Convention)
  • WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT)
  • Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) (arts. 9-14)
  • Directive 2009/24/EC : on the legal protection of computer programs (Computer Programs Directive)
  • Directive 2006/115/EC : on rental right and lending right and on certain rights related to copyright in the field of intellectual property (Rental and Lending Right Directive)
  • Directive 93/83/EC : on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and related rights to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission (Satellite and Cable Directive)
  • Directive 2006/116/EC : on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights (Term Directive)
  • Directive 96/9/EC : on the legal protection of databases (Database Directive)
  • Directive 2001/29/EC : on the harmonization of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (Information Society Directive)
  • Directive 2001/84/EC : on the resale right for the benefit of the author of an original work of art (Resale Right Directive)
  • Directive 2012/28/EU : on certain permitted uses of orphan works (Orphan Works Directive)
  • Directive 2014/26/EU : on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market (Collective Rights Management Directive).
Law Library (Crown)
xxxi, 270 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • E-learning and copyright : background
  • Digitizing text-based content for deliver in a VLE
  • Using digital media : videos, images, sound and software
  • Copyright issues and born digital resources
  • Copyright in the connected digital environment
  • Copyright education and training.
Jane Secker and Chris Morrison have completely revised and updated this highly successful text to take into account recent developments in the field and changes to the law in the UK and elsewhere in the world. Through its practically based overview of current and emerging copyright issues facing those working in e-learning, this book will help equip professionals with the tools, skills and understanding they need to work confidently and effectively in the virtual learning environment with the knowledge that they are doing so legally. New and developing services, software and other technologies are being adapted for online learning environments to engage students and academic staff. These technologies present increasing challenges to IPR and legal issues and this book will help librarians and educators to meet them. Key topics addressed include: * digitizing published content for delivery in the VLE * using digital media in e-learning * copyright issues and 'born' digital resources * the copyright issues associated with using social media * copyright training for staff * who owns the rights in works that are the product of collaboration? * what do you do if you can't find the rights holders? Readership: This book is essential reading for anyone working in education including learning support staff and teachers using e-learning, learning technologists, librarians, educational developers, instructional designers, IT staff and trainers. It is also relevant for anyone working in the education sector from school level to higher education, and those developing learning resources in commercial organizations and the public sector including libraries, museums and archives, and government departments.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783300600 20160808
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 310 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction
  • Graffiti history and development
  • Copyright, creativity, and commons
  • Methodology : reflections on fieldwork
  • Copyright : subject matter
  • Graffiti rules : write letters, choose spots
  • Copyright : originality and infringement
  • Graffiti rules : be original, don't bite
  • Moral rights
  • Graffiti rules : don't go over
  • Graffiti rules and copyright law
  • Conclusion.
The form of graffiti writing on trains and walls is not accidental. Nor is its absence on cars and houses. Employing a particular style of letters, choosing which walls and trains to write on, copying another writer, altering or destroying another writer's work: these acts are regulated within the graffiti subculture. Copyright Beyond Law presents findings from empirical research undertaken into the graffiti subculture to show that graffiti writers informally regulate their creativity through a system of norms that are remarkably similar to copyright. The 'graffiti rules' and their copyright law parallels include: the requirement of writing letters (subject matter) and appropriate placement (public policy and morality exceptions for copyright subsistence and the enforcement of copyright), originality and the prohibition of copying (originality and infringement by reproduction), and the prohibition of damage to another writer's works (the moral right of integrity). The intersection between the 'graffiti rules' and copyright law sheds light on the creation of subculture-specific commons and the limits of copyright law in incentivising and regulating the production and location of creativity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781849467773 20170117
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  • Justifications for copyright limitations and exceptions / Pamela Samuelson
  • The authors place in the future of copyright / Jane C. Ginsburg
  • 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
  • Is copyright reform possible?
  • lessons from the Hargreaves review / James Boyle
  • Fair use and its politics at home and abroad / Justin Hughes
  • Flexible copyright: can EU authors right accommodate fair use? / P. Bernt Hugenholtz
  • Lessons from copyright / William W. FisherIII
  • Rights on the border: the Berne convention and neighboring rights / Sam Ricketson
  • How Oracle erred: computer programs, functional use, and the patent-copyright divide / Wendy J. Gordon
  • The limits of limitations and exceptions in copyright law / Jerome H. Reichman
  • International copyright limitations and exceptions as development policy / Ruth L. Okediji
  • A few observations on the state of copyright law / William F. Patry.
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 140 pages ; 23 cm
  • Unequal bargaining power : Congress recognizes the plight of new creators
  • The Copyright Act of 1909 : the system of two 28 year terms : giving creators a second "Bite at the Apple"
  • Fisher v. Witmark : the Supreme Court unravels the system
  • Congress tries again : the legislative history of the termination grant and work made for hire sections of the Copyright Act of 1976
  • The exception to termination rights : the work for hire doctrine : an overview
  • Applying the work for hire doctrine to the traditional employer-employee relationship : "Does a contract matter?
  • Applying the work for hire doctrine to the employer-independent contractor relationship
  • Preparing the termination claim under Section 304
  • Preparing the termination claim under Section 203
  • The copyright reform movement : proposals for changes in the termination sections : concluding remarks.
Law Library (Crown)
xvii, 164 pages ; 24 cm
  • Foreword; Preface; Contents; About the Author; Introduction; Growth of Database Industry and Need for a Fresh Look; 1 Information, Property and Protection; 1.1 Role of Information in Today's World; 1.2 Justification for Protection; 1.3 Changing Features of Property; 1.4 Information as Property; 1.5 Tangibility and Intangibility; 1.6 Private and Public Interest; 2 Copyright, Access and Information Society; 2.1 Copyright Protection and Public/Private Interest; 2.2 Copyright and Access to Information; 2.3 Copyright and Free Speech; 2.4 Copyright and Incentive for Investment
  • 2.5 Requirement of Originality in Copyright Law 3 Copyright Law, Databases and Its Protection; 3.1 Analysis of Copyright Law; 3.1.1 Objectives of Copyright; 3.1.2 Interpreting Originality in Copyright; 3.1.3 Originality-Traditional Approach; 3.1.4 Changing Notion of Originality; 3.1.5 Traditional V. Modern Approach; 3.1.6 Sweat of the Brow Doctrine; 3.1.7 Rationale for Sweat Doctrine; 3.1.8 Origin of Sweat Doctrine; 3.1.9 Implication of Sweat Doctrine; 3.1.10 Fall of Sweat Doctrine; 3.1.11 Is Sweat Doctrine Still Valid?; 3.1.12 Fallacies of Sweat Doctrine
  • 3.1.13 Application of the Sweat Doctrine in India 3.2 Impact on Copyright Law; 3.3 Impact of the Feist Judgment on Copyright Law; 3.4 Impact on Databases; 3.5 Importance of Copyright in Protecting Databases; 3.6 Position of Database v. Protection; 3.7 Role of Competition Law in Maintaining Balance; 4 Database Protection: European Experience; 4.1 Role of Database Directive in Protecting Database; 4.1.1 Definition of Database; 4.1.2 Substantial Investment; 4.1.3 Creation, Extraction and Reutilization; 4.1.4 Exceptions; 4.1.5 Term of Protection; 4.2 Role of Database Directive in Limiting Monopoly
  • 4.3 Evaluation of Database Directive 4.4 BHB Factor; 5 Aborted American Attempts; 5.1 Definition of Database; 5.2 Unauthorised Use; 5.3 Investment; 5.4 Infringement; 5.5 Permitted Use; 5.6 Penalty; 5.7 Duration; 5.8 Review; 5.9 Comparison; 5.10 Comments; 5.11 Effects; 5.12 Concluding Remarks; 6 Indian Database Industry and Its Aspirations and Existing Legal Regime; 6.1 Indian Database Industry; 6.2 Response of Indian Database Industry; 6.3 Existing Legal Regime in India; 6.3.1 Nineteenth Century; 6.3.2 Twentieth Century; 6.3.3 Twenty First Century; 6.4 Principles for New Legislation
"This book focuses on database law (a branch of intellectual property law) and further explores the legal protection currently available for data and data-related products in India. It offers a comparative study of the position of copyright law in protecting databases in the US and EU, while also presenting responses from the Indian database industry and its aspirations regarding the role of copyright law in database protection. India is undoubtedly leading the way as a knowledge economy. Its strengths are its information technology capability and its knowledge society, as well as its booming database industry aspects that also necessitate the study of the role of law, as well as the protection of data and databases, in India. This book examines the growing importance of copyright law for protecting databases as well as for ensuring access in information societies. The book concludes with a discussion of key principles to be kept in mind in the context of drafting legal regimes for databases in India that will both benefit the database industry and ensure accessibility, " from page 4 cover.
Law Library (Crown)
xiv, 266 pages ; 24 cm
This book offers an edited collection consisting of contributions by leading scholars, addressing the impact of digital technology on European Private Law in light of the latest legislative developments as well as the European Commission's proposals of 9 December 2015. The book analyses issues in the field of contract, data protection, copyright and private international law. Written for both scholars and practitioners, this edited collection provides clear answers to the challenges posed by the digital revolution and acts as a solid basis for further developments of EU law.
Law Library (Crown)
xii, 507 pages ; 25 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xxxviii, 653 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • The world of bits
  • The network of networks
  • Digitization and society
  • Regulating the digital environment
  • Digital ownership
  • Cyber-speech
  • Social networking and antisocial conduct
  • Defamation
  • Intellectual property rights and the information society
  • Software
  • Copyright in the digital environment
  • Databases
  • Computer misuse
  • Pornography and obscenity in the information society
  • Crime and law enforcement in the information society
  • Branding, trade marks, and domain names
  • Brand identities, search engines, and secondary markets
  • Electronic contracts
  • Electronic payments
  • Data protection
  • State surveillance and data retention.
Information Technology Law is the ideal companion for a course of study on IT law and the ways in which it is evolving in response to rapid technological and social change. The third edition of this ground-breaking textbook develops its unique examination of the legal processes and their relationship to the modern 'information society'. Charting the development of the rapid digitization of society and its impact on established legal principles, Murray examines the challenges faced with enthusiasm and clarity. Following a clearly-defined part structure, the text begins by defining the information society and discussing how it may be regulated, before moving on to explore issues of internet governance, privacy and surveillance, intellectual property and rights, and commerce within the digital sphere. Comprehensive and engaging, Information Technology Law takes an original and thought-provoking approach to examining this fast-moving area of law in context. Online Resource Centre The third edition is supported by a range of online resources, including: - Additional chapters on the Digital Sphere and Virtual Environments - Audio podcasts suitable for revision - Updates to the law post-publication - A flashcard glossary of key terms and concepts - Outline answers to end of chapter questions - A link to the author's blog, The IT Lawyer - Web links.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780198732464 20161114
Law Library (Crown)
xv, 258 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Access and development
  • Access to scientific knowledge
  • Access to education, libraries, and traditional knowledge
  • Access to news
  • Access to translations
  • The role and inclusion of developing countries in international copyright
  • The role and inclusion of NGOs in international copyright
  • The role and inclusion of indigenous peoples in international copyright
  • Institutional aspects of international copyright at WIPO.
The principle of Access to Knowledge (A2K) has become a common reference point for a diverse set of agendas that all hope to realize technological and human potential by making knowledge more accessible. This book is a history of international copyright focused on principles of A2K and their proponents. Whilst debate and discussion so far has covered the perspectives of major western countries, the author's fresh approach to the topic considers emerging countries and NGOs, who have fought for the principles of A2K that are now fundamental to the system. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book connects copyright history to current problems, issues and events.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781107023062 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
xxiii, 583 pages ; 23 cm
  • An overview of copyright
  • Copyright of computer programs
  • Copyright of digital information
  • Trademarks
  • Trade secrets
  • An overview of patents
  • Software-based inventions.
"Just as the Internet has made knowledge of copyright law important to millions, patents on software and business methods have made it necessary for corporate counsel to understand what is patentable and why. This expansive resource provides an introduction to patent and copyright law in the digital arena; cites key cases that define the scope of what can be patented; and gives incisive interpretations of important copyright and patent statutes, including one of the most complete discussions and analyses of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA)."-- Provided by publisher.
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xxx, 558 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Einführung
  • Konkretisierungstätigkeit des Gerichthofs im Urheberrecht
  • Kompetenz des Gerichtshofs zur Konkretisierung und Fortbildung des Unionsrecht
  • Der Einfluss der Rechtsprechung des Gerichtshofs auf das Recht der Mitgliedstaaten
  • Zusammenfassung der Ergebnisse und Thesen.
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20. Music and the law [2016]

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