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Sterling on World Copyright Law
Sterling on World Copyright Law
5th Edition
Practice Area:  Intellectual Property
ISBN:  9780414066229
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
General Editor:Trevor Cook
Publication Date:  27 Sep 2018
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Format:  Hardback
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Sterling on World Copyright Law provides the most comprehensive analysis of copyright law and decided cases on a national, international, and regional level in a single volume. This accessible and carefully structured text covers the key principles of protection as well as giving guidance on the leading conventions and treaties, marking it out as a leading authority on the subject of copyright law.


Key features:
  • Provides single-volume coverage of copyright law, practice, legislation and related rights across the world.
  • Analytical comparisons of the different standards of protection offered in more than 25 jurisdictions.
  • Reflects the most recent developments at a national, regional, and international level.
  • Commentary on the background and basic principles of copyright law.
  • Explains issues of protection and their application in national systems, conventions, treaties, and agreements.
  • Examines the enforcement of rights and the different remedies and penalties available when faced with an action for infringement.
  • Looks at the key issues of moral and economic rights, limitations, and infringement.
  • Summaries of international and regional standards of protection.
  • Compares the protection of beneficiaries for owners of related rights and owners of sui generis rights.
  • Gives an overview of the protection granted to professionals including authors, performers, film producers, and publishers.
  • Discusses the exercise of online rights and the role of cross-border licensing, as well as wider technological protection.
  • Addresses the role of European Union law and the application of treaty principles.
  • Chart summarising European copyright and related rights, distinguishing the provisions of EU law and directives.
  • Includes the main provisions of key conventions, treaties, and agreements including Berne (1886-1971), Rome (1961), TRIPS (1994), WIPO (1996), and Beijing (2012).
  • Glossary of legal and technical copyright terms used across the world.
  • Extensive reference materials including international and regional instruments, lists of national laws, and historic documents.

CONTENTS
Part I: Background and Basic Principles
  • General overview
  • Basis of protection
  • Structure of protection
  • Terminology and interpretation
  • Beneficiaries of protection
  • Subject matter of protection
  • Protection criteria
  • Moral rights
  • Economic right
  • Limitations and exceptions
  • Term of protection
  • Exercise of rights
  • Infringement
  • Remedies, penalties and enforcement
  • Additional legislative features
Part II: National, International and Regional Protection
  • National Systems of Protection
  • International conventions, treaties and agreements
  • Berne Convention
  • Universal Copyright Convention
  • Rome Convention
  • Phonograms Convention
  • TRIPS Agreement
  • WIPO Copyright Treaty
  • WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty
  • Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
  • Marrakesh Treaty
  • Regional conventions, treaties and agreements: summary
  • European Union
Part III: International and Regional Standards of Protection: Comparative Summaries

Part IV: Glossary of Legal and Technical Terms

Part V: Reference Materials


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