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Access to knowledge in Africa

Access to knowledge in Africa

Author: C. Armstrong Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2020

The emergence of the Internet and the digital world has changed the way people access, produce and share information and knowledge. Yet people in Africa face challenges in accessing scholarly publications, journals and learning materials in general. At the heart of these challenges, and solutions to them, is copyright, the branch of intellectual property rights that covers written and related works. This book gives the reader an understanding of the legal and practical issues posed by copyright for access to learning materials in Africa, and identifies the relevant lessons, best policies and best practices that would broaden and deepen this access. This book is based on the work of the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge (ACA2K) research network, launched in late 2007 as a network of researchers committed to probing the relationship between copyright and learning materials access in eight African countries: Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Mozambique, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda.

Copyright Cases and Materials, 2018 Case Supplement and Statutory Appendix

Copyright Cases and Materials, 2018 Case Supplement and Statutory Appendix

Author: Robert Gorman, Jane Ginsburg, R.A. Reese Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2020

This is the 2018 Case Supplement and Statutory Appendix to Gorman, Ginsburg, and Reese's Copyright: Cases and Materials, 9th.

Copyright Law and Derivative Works

Copyright Law and Derivative Works

Author: Omri Rachum-Twaig Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Copyright law regulates creativity. It affects the way people create works of authorship ex-ante and affects the status of works of authorship significantly ex-post. But does copyright law really understand creativity? Should legal theories alone inform our regulation of the creative process? This book views copyright law as a law of creativity. It asks whether copyright law understands authorship as other creativity studies fields do. It considers whether copyright law should incorporate non-legal theories, and if so, how it should be adjusted in their light. For this purpose, the book focuses on one of the many rights that copyright law regulates - the right to make a derivative work. A work is considered derivative when it is based on one or more preexisting works. Today, the owner of a work of authorship has the exclusive right to make derivative works based on her original work or to allow others to do so. The book suggests a new way to think about both the right, the tension, and copyright law at large. It proposes relying on non-legal fields like cognitive psychology and genre theories, and offers new legal-theoretical justifications for the right to make derivative works. As the first book to consider the intersection between copyright law, creativity and derivative works, this will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners interested in intellectual property and copyright law.

Datenrechtsgesetz 1.0

Datenrechtsgesetz 1.0

Author: Ssap International Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Defences to Copyright Infringement

Defences to Copyright Infringement

Defences to copyright infringement have gained increased significance over the past twenty years. The fourth industrial revolution emerged with the development of innovative copy-reliant services and business models, which have transformed the way in which copyright works can be used and re-used, spanning from digital learning methods, to mass digitization initiatives, media monitoring services, image transformation tools or content-mining technologies. The lawfulness and legitimacy of such innovative services and business methods, that arguably have the potential to enhance public welfare, is dubious and challenges copyright law. EU copyright contains diverse, yet specifically enumerated, narrowly drafted, and strictly interpreted defensive rules, often taking the form of the so-called exceptions and limitations to copyright. In addition, defendants may also deny liability by attacking one or more of the elements of infringement, by bringing forward for instance claims negating copyright subsistence or the scope of copyright protection. Because the fourth industrial revolution comes with the promise of innovation and business growth, which are stated objectives of EU copyright, it invites an examination of defensive rules as an organic whole. This book adopts such a holistic approach in its exploration of the limits of permissibility under EU copyright, including not only legislatively mentioned exceptions and limitations but also doctrinal principles and external to copyright rules with a view to unveil possible gaps and overlaps, offering a novel classification of defensive rules, and evaluating the adaptability of the law towards technological change. Discussing recent legislative developments, such as the provisions of the Digital Single Market Directive, and case law from the Court of Justice, and bringing insights from an extensive set of national laws and cases, this book tells the story of copyright from the perspective of copyright defences, offering both positivist and normative insights into law and doctrine and arguing towards a principle-based understanding of the scope of defences that could inform future law and policy making.

Intellectual Property Rights and the Protection of Traditional Knowledge

Intellectual Property Rights and the Protection of Traditional Knowledge

Author: Nisha Dhanraj Dewani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2019

Traditional knowledge is largely oral collective of knowledge, beliefs, and practices of indigenous people on sustainable use and management of resources. The survival of this knowledge is at risk due to various difficulties faced by the holders of this knowledge, the threat to the cultural survival of many communities, and the international lack of respect and appreciation of traditional knowledge. However, the greatest threat is that of appropriation by commercial entities in derogation of the rights of the original holders. Though this practice is morally questionable, in the absence of specific legal provisions, it cannot be regarded as a crime. Intellectual Property Rights and the Protection of Traditional Knowledge is a collection of innovative research on methods for protecting indigenous knowledge including studies on intellectual property rights and sovereignty rights. It also analyzes the contrasting interests of developing and developed countries in the protection of traditional knowledge as an asset. While highlighting topics including biopiracy, dispute resolution, and patent law, this book is ideally designed for legal experts, students, industry professionals, and practitioners seeking current research on the development and enforcement of intellectual property rights in relation to traditional knowledge.

Annotated Leading Copyright Cases in Major Asian Jurisdiction

Annotated Leading Copyright Cases in Major Asian Jurisdiction

Author: Kung-Chung Liu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/11/2019

In this volume, thirty-seven eminent scholars and practitioners from Asia and the United States have come together to comprehensively assess leading copyright cases from eight major Asian jurisdictions (People's Republic of China (PRC), India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Taiwan). This book contains thirty-six case reports that focus on six topics that reflect the current trends in Asian copyright law-namely, digital copyright, collective copyright (including the management of copyright and the interface between collecting societies and competition law), criminal copyright (with a discussion of criminal punishment for copyright infringement), limits to copyright (such as fair use and exhaustion), the relationship between copyright laws and other forms of protection, and choice of jurisdiction the relationship between copyright laws and other forms of protection, and choice of jurisdiction and applicable law in copyright litigation. This volume presents a useful guide for copyright practitioners, professionals, lawyers, and judges alike in addition to acting as a primer for students and businessmen planning to enter Asia's exciting world of copyright.

Coaching Copyright

Coaching Copyright

Author: Kevin L. Smith, Erin L. Ellis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2019

From researching to remixing, library users need your guidance on a wide range of copyright topics. The way to move beyond yes, you can or no, you can't is to become a copyright coach. In this collection librarian and attorney Smith teams up with information literacy expert Ellis to offer a framework for coaching copyright, empowering users to take a practical approach to specific situations. Complete with in-depth case studies, this collection provides valuable information rooted in pragmatic techniques, including in-depth discussion of the five questions that will help you clarify any copyright situation; storytelling techniques to enliven copyright presentations, plus ways to use music or YouTube to hook students into copyright topics; three coaching scenarios that tie into ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education and bring real-world applications to your library instruction; how-to guidance on leading mock negotiations over real journal publishing agreements; a 90-minute lesson plan on author rights for writers in a student journal; tips for teaching instructional designers how to apply copyright and fair use principles to course management systems; and an LIS copyright course assessment model. This resource will help you become a copyright coach by showing you how to discern the most important issues in a situation, determine which questions you need to ask, and give a response that is targeted to the specific need.

Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers

Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers

Author: Tim Padfield Format: Electronic book text Release Date: 21/10/2019

Copyright

Copyright

Author: Graham P. Cornish Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/2019

Cornish's Copyright is the standard work in its field and is indispensable for all librarians and information professionals who are looking for solutions to their copyright problems. The book explains the provisions of the UK Copyright Act and supporting legislation in quick and easy question-and-answer form. This revised edition is fully updated to take into account all of the changes that have come into force since the 6th edition was published in 2015. All types of material that may attract copyright are considered, including: literary, dramatic and musical works artistic works sound recordings films and video broadcast databases computer programs and websites. The text is amplified by the use of practical examples to illustrate complex points and complemented by a detailed index that enables the enquirer to pinpoint topics and proposed action quickly and accurately. The appendices provide helpful lists of addresses and selected further sources of information. This book will be invaluable for all librarians, information professionals and students who are looking for solutions to their copyright problems.

Copyright

Copyright

Author: Graham P. Cornish Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/10/2019

Cornish's Copyright is the standard work in its field and is indispensable for all librarians and information professionals who are looking for solutions to their copyright problems. The book explains the provisions of the UK Copyright Act and supporting legislation in quick and easy question-and-answer form. This revised edition is fully updated to take into account all of the changes that have come into force since the 6th edition was published in 2015. All types of material that may attract copyright are considered, including: literary, dramatic and musical works artistic works sound recordings films and video broadcast databases computer programs and websites. The text is amplified by the use of practical examples to illustrate complex points and complemented by a detailed index that enables the enquirer to pinpoint topics and proposed action quickly and accurately. The appendices provide helpful lists of addresses and selected further sources of information. This book will be invaluable for all librarians, information professionals and students who are looking for solutions to their copyright problems.

Die Neuabgrenzung Von Urheber- Und Designrecht

Die Neuabgrenzung Von Urheber- Und Designrecht

Author: Cornelia Bettina Gersch Format: Hardback Release Date: 17/09/2019

Nach der Stufentheorie erhielt Design als angewandte Kunst nur bei deutlichem UEberragen der Durchschnittsgestaltung Urheberrechtsschutz. Mit dem Geburtstagszugs-Urteil gab der Bundesgerichtshof diese Theorie auf und setzte das Schutzniveau fur angewandte Kunst mit dem der rein bildenden Kunst gleich. Die Autorin untersucht, ob dies gerechtfertigt ist - insbesondere mit Blick auf die Vorgaben der Europaischen Union fur Urheber- und Designrecht. Sie analysiert das aktuelle Schutzniveau von Design nach den neuen Schutzkriterien des Bundesgerichtshofs. Dabei beleuchtet sie die praktischen Folgen fur den Schutz und die Nutzung von Design. Zuletzt eroertert sie Alternativen fur den urheberrechtlichen Schutz von Design, auch mit Blick auf die Rechtslage in Frankreich und Grossbritannien.