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Guide to Copyright in France. Business, Internet and Litigation by Brad Spitz

Guide to Copyright in France. Business, Internet and Litigation

By Brad Spitz


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This book provides you with a thoroughly practical guide to how to handle copyright matters in France. Although the rudiments of copyright law in France, as elsewhere, derive from the Berne Convention, French law has developed in intricate ways that will be unfamiliar and unpredictable to lawyers from other countries.

Given the universal accessibility of copyrighted material due to Internet transmission, intellectual property lawyers everywhere need a dependable source of information and guidance on how to handle copyright matters in this important jurisdiction.

The author covers the entire field of copyright and neighbouring rights in France, examining the subsistence of copyright and neighbouring rights, copyright ownership, moral rights in copyright, economic rights, exploitation and contracts, and litigation.

You’ll find precise details on which laws apply in virtually any situation to specifics of litigation procedure, giving you the knowledge you need to advise your clients with confidence.

All types of works protected by copyright are covered, including:

  • literary, scientific, and technical writings;
  • musical works;
  • photographs;
  • audiovisual works;
  • adaptations and translations;
  • scenography and stageplay;
  • clothing and fashion;
  • video games and multimedia works;
  • websites;
  • compilations, anthologies, and databases;
  • computer programs;
  • transmission of sporting events;
  • foreign works and authors; and
  • performances.

The author examines the various French codes relevant to copyright, applicable EU law and conventional international law, and the case law that is frequently invoked in litigation. You’ll find useful guidance on navigating the Legifrance website, as well as web links throughout the book to crucial passages in legislation and case law.

How this will help you:

  • Includes detailed description of procedural considerations – legal deposit, evidence of originality, automatic assignments, calculation of remuneration, VAT payable on royalties, interim injunctions, appeal, costs of actions, evidence-securing on the Internet, and much more – ensuring that you are fully aware of all the aspects of these procedures.
  • Liability issues – especially concerning Internet users, Internet service providers, and hosting sites – are also covered in depth, so you can be sure that you’re not missing anything of relevance

You’ll also find other useful features, including model agreements and dictionaries listing French and English equivalents of terminology. The author offers practical and knowledgeable recommendations throughout, including what to take into account before starting a copyright infringement case in France.

If you are an intellectual property lawyer, an academic or working in a public authority dealing with competition and intellectual property, this book will be essential reading.

Resources Table of Contents
Pages 272
Publish Date 11/20/2014
Publish Frequency As Needed
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041152879
SKU 10057861-0001
Table of Contents

About the Author.

List of Abbreviations.

English-French Dictionary.

French-English Dictionary.


Chapter 1 Subsistence of Copyright and Neighbouring Rights.

Chapter 2 Ownership.

Chapter 3 Moral Rights.

Chapter 4 Economic Rights.

Chapter 5 Exploitation and Contracts.

Chapter 6 Litigation.