EU Digital Copyright Law and the End-User by Giuseppe MazziottiEU Digital Copyright Law and the End-User by Giuseppe Mazziotti

EU Digital Copyright Law and the End-User

byGiuseppe Mazziotti

Paperback | October 19, 2010

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This book draws on the contents of the Ph. D. dissertation I wrote and defended at the European University Institute (EUI) of Florence. At the beginning of my - search, I did not expect to write a book on the intersection between copyright law and digital technologies and, in particular, on the implications that digitisation presents for the interests of users of copyrighted works. At that time, I was neither an expert on new technologies nor an avid user who viewed the Internet as a "no copyright land" where anyone should download whatever content for free. Before graduating from the University of Perugia School of Law, I had established myself as a clarinet player who performed mostly chamber music and the symphonic r- ertoire. I had also worked extensively as a radio speaker, music critic and writer with the Italian public broadcaster RAI-Radio3. In performing all these mus- related activities, I developed a considerable interest for copyright issues and, when choosing my dissertation topic, I immediately opted for a work on copyright law that examined the economic rights of music performers under the Italian and the EU legal systems. I was very curious to see how and to what extent the law sought to protect the subtle, particular kind of creativity and originality embodied in musical performances. That was my first step towards writing a book on co- right law.
Title:EU Digital Copyright Law and the End-UserFormat:PaperbackDimensions:374 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART I COPYRIGHT AND DIGITISATION: Introduction.- The impact of digitisation on the desirability of copyright exceptions.- PART II EU DIGITAL COPYRIGHT LAW FROM THE END-USER PERSPECTIVE: Copyright harmonisation according to technological dictates.- The legal treatment of copyright exceptions under secondary EU law.- Digital copyright law: general policy issues under the EC Treaty.- PART III UNSETTLED ISSUES: Implications of sharing copyrighted works on the Internet.- Freedom of use vs. DRM Technology.- PART IV WORKING SOLUTIONS IN THE EU COPYRIGHT SYSTEM: Copyright policy alternatives for preserving end-user freedom of expression and information.- Conclusion: towards a better EU copyright law.- APPENDIX: Appendix I - Digital Rights Management: The Technological Scenario.- Appendix II - Examples of National Transposition of Article 6(4) of the Infosoc Directive.- Appendix III - Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (Official Journal L 167, 22.06.2001, p.10-19).

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This book by Giuseppe Mazziotti draws on the contents of his PhD thesis. In general, it considers the intersection between copyright law and digital technologies. . The formula of the book is uncomplicated yet effective. . it is well sustained by a wide-ranging bibliography and reasonable index. ... is a worthy recommendation for law libraries. . it will interest students and academics involved with copyright law and technological developments. It will also be of great interest for copyright lawmakers in the European Union [.]." (Ghufran Sukkaryeh, European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 30 (II), 2008) "[...] useful [.] for anyone wanting to understand the workings and implications of the EU InfoSoc Directive, in effect Europe's DMCA. More important, Mazziotti points out that the InfoSoc Directive and the application of the 3-step test for exceptions have potentially gutted certain rights to make a private copy under the European private copying schema. Instead, he argues for more robust user-rights for both transformative and non-transformative uses. I support this conclusion." (David Lametti,"The book is clearly written and thus provides well-structured argumentation. . Mazziotti makes recommendations on how the copyright law should be developed. . Mazziotti's book offers an interesting approach to the European copyright debate. The author is well-informed and is able to skillfully describe the differences between different views." (Niklas Bruun, IPRinfo, Issue 5, 2009)