European Copyright Law: A Commentary

Hardcover | April 4, 2010

EditorMichel Walter, Silke von Lewinski

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This book is an updated English language version of a highly regarded commentary published in German by Springer in 2001, covering all of the EU Directives on copyright law and related rights, with article-by-article analysis of the provisions, as well as the relevant background of general EClaw.The analysis of each article examines its antecedents in national laws, the negotiating history, the meaning and purpose of the wording, interpretive rulings by the European Court of Justice, and key issues relating to implentation of the regulations and rulings by the Member States, concentratingin particular on the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Hungary.The revised English edition takes into account the many significant developments which have taken place since the German edition was published, including the Software Directive, the Database Directive, the revised text of the Product Piracy Regulation, the Enforcement Directive and the review of theEC legal framework in the field of Copyright and Related Rights.This book is a must have text for practitioners and academics working in the areas of intellectual property law and policy-making as it offers for the first time in the English language, a clear and comprehensive analysis of European Copyright Law in the style of a commentary. Relevant Europe-wide,this book also has a global market given the importance of the EU in intellectual propert circles around the world.

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This book is an updated English language version of a highly regarded commentary published in German by Springer in 2001, covering all of the EU Directives on copyright law and related rights, with article-by-article analysis of the provisions, as well as the relevant background of general EClaw.The analysis of each article examines it...

Michel M Walter is a Honorary Professor at the Vienna University Law School and Visiting Professor at the Danube University Krems, specializing in intellectual property rights. He teaches in a number of universities and master programs. He was a member of the EC group of Copyright experts Brussels and of the Austrian Copyright Arbitra...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1632 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.98 inPublished:April 4, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: General Part1. Silke von Lewinski: Introduction2. Michel Walter: Non-discrimination rule3. Felix Daum: Exercise of copyright, European competition law and free movement of goods and services4. Michel Walter: Fundamental RightsPart II: Directives on Copyright and Related Rights5. Michel Walter and Walter Blocher: Computer Program Directive6. Silke von Lewinski: Rental and Lending Rights Directive7. Thomas Dreier: Satellite and Cable Directive8. Michel Walter: Term Directive9. Silke von Lewinski: Database Directive10. Michel Walter: Resale Right Directive11. Michel Walter and Silke von Lewinski: Information Society DirectivePart III: Collective Management12. Anke Schierholz: Collective Management13. Michel Walter: Enforcement Directive14. Michel Walter: Regulation on Product Piracy of 22 December 1994 in the version of 25 January 200315. Michel Walter: Access Control DirectivePart V: Status of Harmonization and Outlook16. Michel Walter and Silke von Lewinski: Status of Harmonization and Outlook