New Directions in Copyright Law

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As one of the most flexible of the intellectual property rights, copyright law is under constant pressure to adapt and expand in the face of new and sometimes unforeseen challenges and developments. This book is the first in an important new six volume series whose aim is to consider the purpose, role, function and future of the copyright system. The book, and indeed the series, comprises thoughtful, critical and often challenging contributions from an international, multidisciplinary network of scholars. It brings together perspectives on copyright from law, politics, economics, cultural studies and social theory in an effort to forge a truly coherent and meaningful agenda for the future of copyright.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781845422646
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: New Directions in Copyright Law Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Creative improper property : copyright and the non-western world 3
2 The moral preference for DRM ordered markets in the digitally networked environment 24
3 Can we afford to think about copyright in a global marketplace? 54
4 Justifications for copyright : the evolution of le droit moral 73
5 From Pax Americana to Lex Americana : American legal and cultural hegemony 91
6 Convergence of intellectual property rights and the establishment of 'hybrid' protection under TRIPs 108
7 The social and economic effects of copyright in the music industry : a contribution to the convergence versus divergence debate 131
8 Freelance authors for free : globalisation of publishing, convergence of copyright contracts and divergence of judicial reasoning 166
9 The regulation of peer-to-peer file-sharing networks : legal convergence v. perception divergence 216
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