Part 1. Soviet copyright in the era of real socialism : the period from 1917 until 1985. Creativity and entrepreneurship in the Soviet Union's cultural sector. Lenin's opinions on culture. The instruments of community cultural policy. The history and specificity of socialist copyright law. The history of Russian copyright to 1985. An experiment gone wrong? The USSR's accession to the UCC pt. 2. System transformation in the period 1985-2000. Perestroika and the fall of the CPSU and the USSR. The political discourse on culture after 1985. The transformation of the political and legal system. The Russian rule of law and the revaluation of the rule of law. A new concept of human rights. Freedom of speech and of artistic creation. The transformation of the economic system. Attempts to improve the existing system (1985-1989) . The development of a market economy in Russia (1990-2000). The transformation of cultural policy. Cultural administration. Legal and budgetary means for culture-specific state intervention. Government measures specific to culture.
Pt. 3. A Copernican revolution in copyright law? The transformation of copyright. The changing international copyright environment. The chronology of the transformation of copyright. The Russian copyright law of 9 July 1993. Classic copyright. Contract law. Neighboring rights. The collecting societies. Protection of foreign works, performances, phonograms, and broadcasts. Infringements and remedies. Transitional law pt. 4. Nature and function of communist and postcommunist copyright. The legal nature of communist and postcommunist copyright. Copyright, freedom of art, and freedom of entrepreneurship in the system transformation.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 665-699) and index.
Available in Other Form
Online version: Elst, Michiel. Copyright, freedom of speech, and cultural policy in the Russian Federation. Leiden ; Boston : M. Nijhoff, c2005