The Internationalisation of Copyright Law

The Internationalisation of Copyright Law

by Catherine Seville, Seville Catherine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521123038

ISBN-13: 9780521123037

Pub. Date: 11/12/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Technological developments have shaped copyright law's development, and now the prospect of endless, effortless digital copying poses a significant challenge to modern copyright law. Many complain that copyright protection has burgeoned wildly, far beyond its original boundaries. Some have questioned whether copyright can survive the digital age. From a historical

Overview

Technological developments have shaped copyright law's development, and now the prospect of endless, effortless digital copying poses a significant challenge to modern copyright law. Many complain that copyright protection has burgeoned wildly, far beyond its original boundaries. Some have questioned whether copyright can survive the digital age. From a historical perspective, however, many of these 'new' challenges are simply fresh presentations of familiar dilemmas. This book explores the history of international copyright law, and looks at how this history is relevant today. It focuses on international copyright during the nineteenth century, as it affected Europe, the British colonies (particularly Canada), America, and the UK. As we consider the reform of modern copyright law, nineteenth-century experiences offer highly relevant empirical evidence. Copyright law has proved itself robust and flexible over several centuries. If directed with vision, Seville argues, it can negotiate cyberspace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521123037
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/12/2009
Series:
Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law Series , #8
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Table of cases; Table of statutes; Table of abbreviations and archive sources; 1. Introduction; 2. International copyright: four interconnected histories; 3. Towards the Berne Union; 4. Colonial challenges; 5. The independence of America; 6. Domestic problems; 7. The colours of cyberspace; Bibliography; Index.

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