Gurry on Breach of Confidence: The Protection of Confidential Information

Gurry on Breach of Confidence: The Protection of Confidential Information

by Tanya Aplin, Lionel Bently, Phillip Johnson, Simon Malynicz
     
 

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Francis Gurry's renowned work, Breach of Confidence, published in 1984, was groundbreaking and invaluable in the field of intellectual property as the first text to synthesise the then burgeoning case law on breach of confidence into a systematic form. A highly regarded book, it was the first point of resort for practitioners and a key source for judges.

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Francis Gurry's renowned work, Breach of Confidence, published in 1984, was groundbreaking and invaluable in the field of intellectual property as the first text to synthesise the then burgeoning case law on breach of confidence into a systematic form. A highly regarded book, it was the first point of resort for practitioners and a key source for judges.

Aplin, Bently, Johnson, and Malynicz bring us a new edition of this important work, which remains faithful to the original in its approach, but is fully updated in light of the developments since the first edition. The authors expand upon the original work, in particular adding new material on the history and current relevance of the action for breach of confidence. The authors stress both the advantages and disadvantages of the action for breach of confidence and, like Gurry, they constantly distinguish the action from associated legislative regimes which regulate the access to, acquisition, use and disclosure of information. The book extensively references the many analyses of the data protection regime and considers also issues of jurisdiction and choice of applicable law.

Bringing together their particular skills and interests, the three authors produce a fresh re-writing of a highly significant text which retains the academic quality and precision of the original and stakes its claim once more as the leading authority in the field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199297665
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/23/2012
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 7.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Tanya Aplin is a Reader in Intellectual Property Law at King's College, London. She was previously a Lecturer in Law at Robinson College, Cambridge (2000-2002), and a Research Fellow at Murdoch University (1997-1999). Dr. Aplin is a visiting lecturer on law programmes offered by the IP Academy Singapore, National University of Singapore, Pepperdine University and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. She is also Director of the King's Postgraduate Diploma/MA in UK, EC and US Copyright Law. She has written widely in the field of intellectual property law, including privacy.

Professor Lionel Bently is Hershel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of a leading textbook on Intellectual Property, Intellectual Property Law (2nd ed. Oxford: OUP, 2004)

Phillip Johnson is a Barrister in private practice

Simon Malynicz is a barrister at Hogarth Chambers, New Square, Lincoln's Inn, specializing in intellectual property law. He has experience of litigating breach of confidence actions in the UK. He has contributed to a number of works including, Intellectual Property in Europe (Sweet & Maxwell), The Community Trade Marks Handbook (Sweet & Maxwell) and The Community Designs Handbook (Sweet & Maxwell). He is also a joint author of the second edition of The Modern Law of Trade Marks (Butterworths).

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