• Facing the Internet. Balancing the Interests between Copyright Owners and the Public

AV Akademikerverlag
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(SJD (Bond), MIS (Central Queensland), BEng (Zhejiang). Project manager at FSP Consulting Pty Ltd, Australia; Partner and lawyer at Shandong Winking Law Firm, China.)


Revision with unchanged content. Transmission of copyrighted work over the Internet has resulted in the in­tro­duc­tion of a new exclusive right: the right of communication to the public, which was established by the WIPO Copyright Treaties. However, in im­ple­men­ting the Treaties, different jurisdictions have their own understandings and legislative solutions. This book examines these laws and the nature of the new right of communication to the public. In addition, copyright exceptions are an important way to balance the relationship of interest between co­py­right owners and the public by way of free uses, statutory licences and com­pul­sory licences. In the environment of the Internet, this way is still effective on adjusting the relationship. This book analyses the relationship between trans­mission over the Internet and the exclusive rights, and examines all ex­cep­tions, such as fair use, sui generis rights, library and archive exceptions and educational use exceptions.

MATERIAS: Copyright and electronic data processing, Copyright law United States, Copyright law Japan, Copyright law Australia, Internet copyright, Copyright legislation, Right of communication to the public, Transmission right, Making available right, Copyright except