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Vol 22 No 3 March/April 2017

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Information Law in Practice 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780566083907
ISBN: 0566083906
Published: February 2003
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Though not a textbook, this title should prove a useful basis for courses on intellectual property law and related professional issues. It aims to be an introduction an guide to this area of law. Law is a fast-moving field, and since the first edition of this book, there have been tremendous changes in the subject matter dealt with here. This text attempts to paint a broad picture of the legal environment and is aimed particularly, though not exclusively, at professionals in the information field - librarians, information scientists, and others who exercise a management function in the information and media fields.

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Part 1 Introduction: what the book is about; intellectual property; property and theft; terminology; law reports; books and journals; initiating a lawsuit; civil courts; a civil action; costs; injunctions and orders; search orders; the criminal courts; criminal offences; legal relations; the ""Hedley Byrne"" case; alternative dispute resolution.
Part 2 Protection of written works: introduction - what works attract copyright?; how is copyright acquired?; duration of copyright; national limits to copyright; special cases; perpetual copyright; Crown and parliamentary copyright; national limits to copyright; ownership of copyright; no copyright in ideas; what rights does copyright give the author?; copying and publication; originality; adaptations; authorizing infringement; copying; innocent copying; parodies; the Internet; speeches and lectures; bibliographies; letters; titles and slogans; dishonest works; publication right; database right; remedies for infringement; criminal liability; exemptions to the copyright owner's rights; fair dealing for research and private study; fair dealing for criticism, review or news reporting; exemptions for education; library exemptions; exceptions in the areas of justice and public administration; Crown and parliamentary material - extra-statutory concessions; legal deposit and public lending right.
Part 3 Entertainment and related media: ownership and duration; music; what is a ""musical work""?; originality; sound recordings; infringement; public performance; collecting societies; live performances; broadcasting and cable; films and videos; censorship of films; video recordings.
Part 4 The work of the artist, designer and photographer: skill and labour; originality; rights of the artist; ""droit de suite""; exceptions to the artist's rights; artistic craftsmanship; photographs; typefaces; three-dimensional copies; the ""British Leyland"" case; designs.
Part 5 Electronic data: the Internet; Napster and Yahoo!; Napster; Yahoo!; copyright; defamation; obscenity and crime; regulation; electronic commerce; authentication and encryption; hacking; data protection; international; Data Protection Act 1998; manual data; data protection principles; rights of the data subject; exemptions; administration and enforcement; freedom of information; protection of software; copyright and ""sui generis"" protection; moral rights; the software directive; patentability of programs; other protection; protection of databases - the 1997 law; semiconductors.
Part 6 Patents and other industrial property: patents; criteria for patentability; how a patent is obtained; patentee's monopoly; infringement; threats, remedies and offences; alternative routes to a patent; European Patent Convention; Patent Cooperation Treaty; Community Patent Convention; petty patents; patent information and searching; Patent Office; British Library; online; trade marks; arms and logos; registration; unacceptable marks; infringement; collective and certification marks; pas