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Overview

Multimedia products have become highly successful. Yet they are often inadequately protected by existing national and international copyright schemes. This study is one of the first comprehensive, comparative analyses of multimedia works and copyright protection. Stamatoudi considers the nature of the multimedia work, and existing legislation, as well as collections and compilations, databases, audiovisual works and computer programs. Finally, she offers a model for a European legislative solution. Her work will interest academics and students, as well as lawyers and copyright policy makers.

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"Copyright and Multimedia Works is a book that I would recommend to those who have an interest in intellectual property rights and their development in the face of new technologies. Anyone working with multimedia products will also find it a fascinating read..." The Law and Politics Book Review

"This work is highly effective in describing the difficulties posed by applying pre-existing copyright laws to multimedia products...should be included in any academic law library that has an international intellectual property law collection." International Journal of Legal Information

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Meet the Author

IRINI A. STAMATOUDI is Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester. Her previous publications include Copyright and the new Digital Environment: The Need to Redesign Copyright (co-edited with P. Torremans, 2000).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Placing multimedia products within the scope of copyright; 2. The scope of multimedia works; 3. Traditional literary works; 4. Collections and compilations; 5. Databases; 6. Audiovisual works; 7. Computer programs; 8. Video games as a test case; 9. Multimedia products and existing categories of copyright works; 10. A regime of protection for multimedia products; 11. Conclusion; Postscript; Bibliography; Index.

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