Copyright Exceptions: The Digital Impact (Cambridge by Robert Burrell

By Robert Burrell

This e-book was once first released in 2005. Copyright 'exceptions' or 'users' rights' became a hugely arguable element of copyright legislation. so much lately, Member States of the eu Union were compelled to amend their structures of exceptions so that it will agree to the knowledge Society Directive. Taking the newly amended united kingdom laws as a case examine, this ebook examines why copyright exceptions are helpful and the forces that experience formed the current legislative regime within the united kingdom. It seeks to additional our knowing of the exceptions by way of combining targeted doctrinal research with insights won from a variety of different resources. The critical argument of the ebook is that the UK's present approach of 'permitted acts' is far too restrictive and consequently is in pressing desire of reform, yet that mockingly the knowledge Society Directive issues the way in which in the direction of a way more passable procedure.

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Barlow, ‘Selling Wine without Bottles: The Economy of Mind on the Global Net’, in P. : MIT Press, 1996). But see Chapter 10 for a discussion of the possibility that at the social level copyright may increasingly come to be seen as illegitimate. 4 Introduction narrow a form as possible. One way of achieving this is to insist that copyright protection should be subject to a range of broad exceptions. In some respects, therefore, disputes over the exceptions are merely a veneer that disguises more fundamental disagreements about the functions of, and justifications for, a copyright system, and it is unsurprising that the existing literature is deeply divided on the question of whether the exceptions ought to expand or contract.

Including, for example, multimedia products and electronic databases – questions considered by earlier books in this series. See, respectively, I. Stamatoudi, Copyright and Multimedia Works: A Comparative Analysis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002); M. Davison, The Legal Protection of Databases (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003). Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society.

D. Kunzle (New York: International General, 1984) (in this edition a version of Lawrence’s essay is reprinted as an appendix). 26 Copyright and freedom of expression this provides a clear example of when free speech interests ought to take priority. Other commentators have developed their own examples of when free speech interests ought to prevail. 42 Krieg focuses on the political dimension of art, but her views are closely allied with a third line of argument, namely, that copyright should not interfere with later artistic expression.

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