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Laddie, Prescott and Vitoria: The Modern Law of Copyright 5th ed isbn 9781474306898

Laddie, Prescott & Vitoria: Modern Law of Copyright and Designs 4th ed

ISBN13: 9781405717984
New Edition ISBN: 9781474306898
Previous Edition ISBN: 0406903832
Published: August 2011
Publisher: LexisNexis Butterworths
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback, 3 Volumes
Price: Out of print

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Now in its fourth edition, Laddie, Prescott & Vitoria on The Modern Law of Copyright and Designs takes account of important changes from EC directives since the third edition and reflects current industry practice.

Fully updated in three volumes, the book considers the main aspects of copyright and performers’ rights, which are now closely related. It examines literary, dramatic and musical works regarded as original works, sound recordings, broadcasting, infringements and ownership of copyright and performers’ rights, licences and registered and unregistered designs.

This is the unrivalled authority on all issues that are important to those practising in the field of copyright, especially solicitors, barristers, patent agents, IP academics, the judiciary, in-house lawyers, publishers and collecting societies.

Fully comprehensive and accessible, with worked examples and in-depth discussions, it contains all the historical and contextual material needed to ensure the practitioner is expertly briefed in this complex and fast-moving area of law.

Intellectual Property Law
Volume 1;
1. Bird’s eye view
2. Invalid legislation
3. Literary, dramatic and musical works
films regarded as original works
4. Artistic works
5. Subsistence of copyright in original literary, dramatic, musical and artistic works
6. Sound recordings
7. Films (regarded as first fixations)
8. Broadcasts and cable programmes
9. Typographical arrangements
10. The term of copyright protection
10A. Term of copyright - the law prior to the Term Directive
11. The publication right: acquisition of quasi-copyright in derelict works
12. Rights in performances
13. Moral rights
14. The reproduction right
15. The distribution right
16. The public performance right
17. The broadcasting and cable programme rights
18. The rental and lending rights
19. Secondary infringements
20. The rights of the public: permitted acts
21. First ownership
22. Transmission of title (i): death, bankruptcy and winding-up
23. Transmission of title (ii): assignments and mortgages
24. Voluntary licences - architects’ agreements - publishing agreements - recording contracts - compulsory licences
25. Collective licences and collecting societies
26. The Copyright Tribunals
27. Equitable remuneration in respect of the rental right
28. Remuneration for lending
29. Equitable remuneration for performers in respect of the playing of records
30. Rights in databases
Volume 2;
31. Anti-competitive practices, EC law and free movement of goods
32. Parallel imports
33. Special provisions as to libraries and archives
34. Computers and copyright
34A: The Internet
35. Encryption
36. Crown and Parliamentary copyright: Crown prerogative
database rights vesting in the Crown
37. Characters
38. Molecules
39. Civil proceedings
40. Criminal proceedings
41. Customs seizure
42. Introduction to and history of registered design legislation
43. Registrable designs
44. Validity
45. Term and restoration
46. Interests in registered designs
47. Design Registry procedure
48. Infringement
49. Civil remedies for infringement
50. Threats
51. Civil court procedure
52. Criminal offences
53. Design right: What designs are protected? 54. Qualification for design right and term
55. Interests in design right and Crown use
56. Infringement and other proceedings
57. Proceedings before the comptroller
58. Semiconductor topographies
59. Copyright and industrially applied designs
60. European design proposals
61. UK taxation
Volume 3: Legislation.