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International Copyright Law and Practice is an annually updated treatise that integrates the global analysis of international copyright with in-depth chapters on national laws.
This comprehensive treatise is organized to enable busy practitioners find and use critical material quickly and effectively.
The framework chapter, International Copyright: The Introduction explains how to deal systematically with cross-border cases.
The European Union and Copyright, the second framework chapter, explains how European law conditions the exploitation of copyright and neighboring rights throughout the European Union.
In the National Chapters, experts explain the laws of Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. To facilitate easier research, these chapters follow a common and intuitive outline answering your critical questions:
• How are criteria of protectability formulated and construed?
• What types of works and other productions are protected?
• What special cases to consider: titles, designs, software, etc.?
• How are performances, recordings, databases, etc., covered?
• How long do rights last? What durations for foreign works?
• Who first owns rights? What rules govern diverse transfers?
• What procedures govern registration, royalty rates, etc.?
• What conditions must be satisfied to protect foreign claims?
• What moral and economic rights apply? How are they infringed?
• Who may be liable: infringers, dealers, facilitators, hosts, etc.?
• What exceptions, legal licenses, etc., may serve as defenses?
• How to obtain civil, criminal, and administrative remedies?
"Whoever operates in this field beyond national borders cannot, and should not, do so without using this book."
--Wilhelm Nordemann, leading European copyright expert. Book Review, 25 IIC 132 at 134
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Table of contents
International Copyright: An Introduction
1 What is International Copyright Law?
2 The Architecture of Public International Copyright Law
3 The Content of Public International Copyright Law
4 Bringing Public International Copyright Law Home
5 Private International Copyright Law
The European Union and Copyright
2 E.U. Freedoms of Commerce
3 E.U. Competition Law
4 Harmonization Directives
5 Harmonization Case Law
Appendices: Legislative Texts
National chapters ― Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States ― share the following major headings in their respective tables of contents:
2 Subject Matter
4 Ownership and Transfer
5 Formal Procedures
6 Protection of Foreign Claims
7 Moral Rights
8 Economic Rights; Enforcement
Chapters include, as needed, tables of abbreviations and bibliographies.