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International Copyright and Neighbouring Rights 2nd ed

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Stephen M. StewartChairman of the Common Law Institute of Intellectual Property

ISBN13: 9780406662224
ISBN: 0406662223
Published: October 1989
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Since the 1960s over 50 countries have legislated in the field of copyright and neighbouring rights. Technological developments in broadcasting, cable systems, satellites, recording and video systems have made existing and new rights more sophisticated and their protection more difficult.;This account covers the underlying principles of both international and national copyright laws with particular reference to the so-called neighbouring rights including coverage of corporate ownership rights.

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Part 1 International law: the ideology of copyright; the history of copyright; copyright in international law; authors' rights; the Berne Convention (1886-1971); the Universal Copyright Convention (1952-1971); neighbouring rights; the Rome Convention (1961); the Phonogram Convention (1971); the Satellite Convention (1974); regional agreements; the future of international copyright law.
Part 2 National laws: Spain, Edward Thompson; France, Pierre Chesnais; Germany (Federal Republic), Eugen Ulmer and Dr Hans Hugo von Rauscher; Italy, Valerio De Sanctis and Vittoria De Sanctis; the Nordic countries, Agne Henry Olsson and Karn Hokborg; United Kingdom, Gerald Dworkin; the Soviet Union, Mark Boguslavski; European Economic Community (EEC), John McPhail; United States of America, Barbara Ringer; Latin-America, Henry Jessen; India, Krishnaswami Ponnuswami; Japan, Teruo Doi; Australia, James Lahore. Appendices: Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Paris Act 1971); Universal Copyright Convention as revised at Paris 1971; Rome Convention 1961; convention for the protection of producers of phonograms 1971; convention relating to the distribution of programme-carrying signals transmitted by satellite 1974; European agreement concerning programme exchanges by means of television films 1958; European agreement on the protection of television broadcasts 1960.