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Concise European Copyright Law, Second Edition

Edited by Thomas Dreier, Professor P. Bernt Hugenholtz,
By Christina Angelopoulos, Stefan Bechtold, Lionel Bently, Fabienne Brison, Hoyng Monegier, Stef van Gompel, Lucie Guibault, Judica Krikke, Yin Harn Lee, Martin Senftleben, Hendrik Vanhees


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Concise European Copyright Law aims to offer the reader a rapid understanding of all the provisions of copyright law in force in Europe that have been enacted at the European and international levels. This volume takes the form of an article-by-article commentary on the relevant European directives and international treaties in the field of copyright and neighbouring rights. It is intended to provide the reader with a short and straightforward explanation of the principles of law to be drawn from each provision. Editors and authors are prominent specialists (academics and practitioners) in the field of international and European copyright law.

Concise European Copyright Law is part of ‘Concise IP’, a series of five volumes of commentary on European intellectual property legislation. The five volumes cover: Patents and related matters, Trademarks and designs, Copyrights and neighbouring rights, IT and a general volume including jurisdictional issues.

About the Authors:

Christina Angelopoulos, Institute for Information Law (IVIR), University of Amsterdam

Stefan Bechtold, ETH Zurich

Lionel Bently, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, University of Cambridge

Fabienne Brison, Hoyng Monegier ; Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Thomas Dreier, Institut für Informations- und Wirtschaftsrecht, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe

Stef van Gompel, Institute for Information Law (IVIR), University of Amsterdam

Lucie Guibault, Institute for Information Law (IVIR), University of Amsterdam

Bernt Hugenholtz, Institute for Information Law (IVIR), University of Amsterdam

Judica Krikke, Stibbe, Amsterdam

Yin Harn Lee, Faculty of Law, University of Sheffield

Martin Senftleben, Faculty of Law, VU University Amsterdam; Bird & Bird, The Hague

Hendrik Vanhees, Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp; Faculty of Law, University of Ghent


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Pages 712
Last Updated 01/27/2016
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Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041128799
SKU 10058938-0001
Table of Contents


About the Authors:

About the Editors.

Introduction (Dreier/Hugenholtz).

Part I..

International Conventions in the Field of Copyright and Neighbouring Rights.

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Berne Convention) (Dreier).

WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) (Senftleben).

International Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations (Rome Convention) (Brison).

Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms (Geneva Convention) (Brison).

WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT) (Brison).

Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) (arts. 9–14). (Dreier/Hugenholtz).

Part II.

European Copyright Directives.

Directive 2009/24/EC – on the legal protection of computer programs (Computer Programs Directive) (Bently/Yin-Harn).

Directive 2006/115/EC – on rental right and lending right and on certain rights related to copyright in the field of intellectual property (Rental and Lending Right Directive) (Krikke).

Directive 93/83/EC – on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and related rights to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission (Satellite and Cable Directive) (Hugenholtz).

Directive 2006/116/EC – on the term of protection of copyright and certain related rights (Term Directive), as amended by Directive 2011/77/EU (Term Extension Directive) (Angelopoulos).

Directive 96/9/EC – on the legal protection of databases (Database Directive) (Hugenholtz).

Directive 2001/29/EC – on the harmonization of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (Information Society Directive) (Bechtold.)

Directive 2001/84/EC – on the resale right for the benefit of the author of an original work of art (Resale Right Directive) (Vanhees).

Directive 2012/28/EU – on certain permitted uses of orphan works (Orphan Works Directive) (Guibault).

Directive 2014/26/EU – on collective management of copyright and related rights and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online use in the internal market (Collective Rights Management Directive) (van Gompel).

Part III.


List of Abbreviations.

List of References.




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