Contents, Acknowledgment, Prologue Chapter I – Defining the Multimedia Work 1.
The Multimedia Work 1.1.
Formulation of its Meaning 1.2.
Formulation of a Typology of its Own Chapter II – Description of Copyright and its Basic Features Throughout its History 1.
The Social Significance of Authors in Greece and Rome (Fifth Century BC) 1.2.
Invention of the Printing Press (1450) and the Birth of Privileges 2.
The Statute of Queen Anne (1709): First Positive Materialization of a Right in Favor of Authors 2.1.
Contents: Recognition of a Time Limited Exclusive Right 2.2.
Application: Donaldson vs. Beckett 3.
Creation and Consolidation in the National Laws (18th–19th Centuries) 3.1
. England and the Search of a Balance between Author’s Right and Copyright 3.2.
The English Influence in American Copyright 3.3.
The French Formulation of the Droit d’auteur as a Property Right 3.4.
Germany and Copyright as a Moral Right Chapter III – International Treaties for the Protection of Copyright and their Application to Multimedia Works 1.
Introduction: The Berne Convention of 1886, and its Promotion as a Result of Technological Development. From the Protection of Printed Works to the Protection of Distribution by Wire 1.1.
Developing a Right for Printed Works 1.2.
Protection of Cinematographic, Sound and Audiovisual Works 1.3.
A Point of Contact with the New Technologies: Protection of Satellite and Cable Broadcasting 2.
The GATT Agreement of 1994, and the Berne Protocol of 1996: Protection of Multimedia Works through New Copyright Categories 2.1.
First Multimedia Copyrights Covered by International Treaties: Software and Databases in the GATT Agreement of 1994 2.2
. New Copyright Protection for Multimedia: The WIPO Treaties or the Protocol to the Berne Convention of 1996 3.
Toward a Global Solution for Multimedia Copyrights 3.1.
Basic Principles of the Berne System Applied to the Digital Communication Field 3.2.
Protection of Copyright Owners and Related or Neighboring Rights 3.3.
Protection of the Subject Matter of Copyright 3.4.
Protection of the Content of Copyright 3.5.
Other Applicable Legal Principles 3.6.
The Technological Solution as an Alternative to Law for the Protection of Multimedia Works Chapter IV – The Development of Community Copyright Principles through the Regulation of Multimedia Works in the Information Society 1.
An Approach to the Origins of the Community Regulation on Copyrights 1.2.
The Protection of Computer Programs as Literary Works: First Step for the Protection of Multimedia (1991) 2.
Regulation of Multimedia Works and Digital Technology 2.1.
Copyright in the Legal Framework of the Information Society 2.2.
The Protection of Databases regarding Content Selection and Arrangement: Creation of a Sui Generis Right in Favor of Maker (1996) 2.3.
The Legal-technical Protection of Copyright in the Information Society (2001) Bibliography, Reference Books, Articles, Legal Texts