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Copyright in a Global Information Society

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ISBN13: 9789041197863
ISBN: 9041197869
Published: November 2000
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £183.00

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This work examines the scope of authors' rights in relation to the exploitation of their works by broadcasting, whether terrestrial or by satellite, cabling or over computer networks, in three important jurisdictions and under relevant international conventions. The analysis traces the gradual expansion of the various exclusive rights granted by copyright law in response to technological developments and puts them in their modern context, focusing on the overarching right of public performance or communication. The author argues that the advent of modern technologies, which recognize no national boundaries, necessitate the adoption of an internationally harmonized concept of ""communication to the public"" as the primary right applicable to the dissemination of copyright works in non-material form.

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Introduction. I. The Expansion of Copyright to Cover Communication in Public.
1.The Origin of Copyright.
2.The Expansion of Copyright Protection to Cover Communication in Public.
3.The Enforcement of the Communication in Public Right through Collecting Societies.
4.Further Developments in the Nineteenth Century.
5.Radio and Television Broadcasting.
6.Conclusion. II. From Communication in Public to Communication to the Public.
2.United Kingdom.
4.The Recognition of the Broadcasting Right at the International Level.
5.Conclusion. III. The Scope of the Communication to the Public Criterion in Respect of Broadcasting under Contemporary Laws.
2.United Kingdom.
4.Conclusion. IV. Broadcasting by Satellites.
1.Long Distance Broadcasting.
2.Direct Broadcast by Satellite.
3.The Applicable Law.
4.Direct Broadcasting by Satellite in the UK and France.
5.Settling the Applicable Law Issue at the EU Level.
6.Satellite Broadcasting in the USA.
7.Conclusion. V. Cabling.
1.Cable Originated Programmes.
2.Cable Retransmission.
3. Conclusion. VI. Computer Networks.
1.The Internet.
2.The WIPO Copyright Treaty and the Classification Process.
3.United Kingdom.
4. France.
5.European Union.
6.The USA.
7.The Desirable Way Forward for the Exploitation of Authors' Works over Computer Networks.
8. Conclusion. Final Conclusion. Bibliography.