A User's Guide to Copyright, Seventh Edition is long established as one of the key texts in the field. Renowned for its practical, user-friendly and authoritative approach and for its practical application to the main copyright using industries, the book is considered essential reading for legal practitioners, copyright law students and - crucially - for those working in the copyright using industries.

Extensively cross-referenced to cases, legislation and leading texts and articles, this book clearly and effectively illustrates and explains the scope and relevance of copyright law in the new digital information era.

Legislation and case law includes:

WIPO Treaties; Number of EU Directives; Enterprise and regulatory Reform Act 2013; Football Association Premier League case (CJEU (C-403/08)); Infopaq (C-302/10); Public Relations Consultants Association v The Newspaper Licensing Agency (C-360/13); ITV v TVCatchup (C-607/11); Da Vinci Code case – Baigent v Random House; Fisher v Brooker 2009 UKHL 41 – the Whiter Shade of Pale case.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Copyright law
1 What is copyright?
2 Copyright Works
3 Originality
4 Qualification for protection and international copyright
5 Term of copyright and publication right
6 Restricted acts and acts of secondary infringement
7 Infringement of copyright and remedies
8 Exceptions and defences to copyright actions
9 Ownership, transmission and licensing of copyright
10 Moral rights
11 Rights in Performances
12 Collective management and licensing of copyright: Collecting societies, copyright licensing schemes and the Copyright Tribunal
13 EU law, competition and copyright
14 The protection of databases
Part 2 Copyright in use
15 Publishers and printers
16 Newspapers, magazines and periodicals
17 Schools, universities and other educational establishments
18 Libraries, archives and museums
19 Businesses and the professions
20 The music industry: publishers and composers, artists and record companies
21 Drama, ballet and opera production
22 Film and television production
23 Public performance: discotheques, concert halls, cinemas, theatres, clubs, hotels, etc
24 Networked communications: broadcasting, cable, internet and mobile transmissions
25 Artists, photographers, art galleries, art dealers and museums
26 Architects and architecture
27 Advertising agencies
28 Software
Part 3 Appendices
Appendix 1 Relevant organisations
Appendix 2 Table of Incidence of Copyright

Product details

Published 21 Dec 2017
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 7th
Extent 500
ISBN 9781526504913
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Series A User's Guide to... Series
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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