Primer on International Copyright and Related Rights
Published: September 2014
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
This primer offers a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the international norms on copyright and related rights. Expertly written, it describes and analyses the relevant conventions, treaties and agreements, from the 1886 Berne Convention through to the 2013 Marrakesh VIP Treaty.
- Unique insight from the author’s experience serving as Director of the Copyright Law Division at WIPO
- Presents the international norms in their historical context, and explains rationales behind the rules and relations among them
- Thematically organized discussion facilitates the reader’s understanding of the numerous and partly overlapping treaties
- Approaches the topic from the perspective of tackling complex issues in practice
- Balanced discussion of both copyright and related rights
- Guides the reader to the more specialized commentaries for issues requiring further in-depth research.
A must-have introduction for scholars and students, who need to develop their understanding of copyright and related rights in an international context, and for practitioners and government officials who require a starting point for researching and resolving complex issues.