xiii, 528 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
9781107132375 hardcover ; alkaline paper 1107132371 hardcover ; alkaline paper
This book 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.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
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 right accommodate fair use? / P. Bernt 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.
K1420.5 .C677 2017
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.