Copyright Law in the Digital Society

Copyright Law in the Digital Society

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Multimedia technology is a key component of the Digital Society. This book comprehensively examines the extent to which copyright and database right protect multimedia works. It does so from the perspective of UK law, but with due attention being paid to EU law, international treaties and comparative developments in other jurisdictions, such as Australia and the U.S. The central argument of the book is that the copyright and database right regimes are, for the most part, flexible enough to meet the challenges presented by multimedia. As a result, it is neither necessary nor desirable to introduce separate copyright protection or sui generis protection for multimedia works.This important and original new work will be essential reading for any lawyer engaged in advising on IP matters relating to the new media industries, and scholars and students working in intellectual property and computer law.An important question is whether Article 5(1) applies also to computer programs and databases? ... by Articles 2, 3 and 4 of the Information Society Directive do not apply to either computer programs or databases, since reproduction, ... 43 Directive 2000/31/EC of 8 June 2000 on certain legal aspects of information society services, in particular ... 44 Implemented in the UK by the Electronic Commerce (EC Directive) Regulations 2002 SI 2002/2013, (a#39;E-Commerce Regulationsa#39;) in forceanbsp;...

Title:Copyright Law in the Digital Society
Author:Tanya Frances Aplin
Publisher:Hart Pub - 2005


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