Copyright, Contracts, Creators

Copyright, Contracts, Creators

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`Copyright, Contracts, Creators provides a new and original analysis on the relationship between owners and creators and recommendations for legislative change to re-balance the relationship. It is a must-read for the intellectual property legal community and anyone interested in the promotion of creative works.'- Marshall Rothstein, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada `Dr Giuseppina D'Agostino is a protector of the arts, and her work on intellectual property is designed not only to bring law and order to our digital universe but to bring hope to the artists, poets and writers whose only hope of pursuing their artistry is to earn income for their craft. A wonderful book by one of the most wonderful and forward thinking minds in this subject area.' -Tony Chapman, Founder and CEO, Capital C, Canada `Dr D `Agostino has produced an important, carefully documented and courageous study that deserves to be widely read and discussed and (dare one say?) even to have its message heeded.' - David Vaver, University of Oxford, UK. Copyright, Contracts, Creators evaluates the efficacy of current copyright law to address the contracting and use of creative works. It looks in particular at freelance works and argues that their copyright treatment on a national and international level is inadequate to resolve ambiguities in the contracting and uses of the work. Giuseppina D'Agostino discusses how historically laws and courts were more sympathetic to creators, and how the Internet revolution has shifted the scales to favour owners. Consequently, creators often find themselves at opposing ends with copyright owners, and in a disproportionately weaker bargaining position that places tremendous strain on their livelihoods. She argues that this predicament puts society at risk of losing its most valued asset: professional creators. The author calls for a new framework to justify legislative provisions and resolve ambiguities while suggesting principles and mechanisms to address the inadequate treatment of freelance work.... that obtain a disproportionate share of music revenues while CD records become prohibitively expensive to purchase.117 However, this ... A more recent development, which will no doubt soon be dated, is that we shall soon ... Performers and Producers of Sound Recordings in Canada (study prepared for Industry Canada 2003, unpublished).; see also, ... Amazon has successfully launched the a#39;Kindlea#39; a portable electronic book and more recently the iPad. with access and qualityanbsp;...

Title:Copyright, Contracts, Creators
Author:Giuseppina D'Agostino
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing - 2010-01-01


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