The Google Book Settlement and the TRIPS Agreement
10 Pages Posted: 21 May 2010 Last revised: 27 Oct 2012
Date Written: May 20, 2010
The proposed amended settlement in the Google Book case has been the focus of numerous comments and critiques. This “perspective” reviews the compatibility of the proposed settlement with the TRIPS Agreement and relevant provisions of the Berne Convention that were incorporated into TRIPS, in particular the no-formality rule, the most-favored nation (MFN) clause, national treatment obligations, and the so-called three-step test.
Keywords: Google Book Settlement, TRIPS Agreement, Formalities, most-favored nation, national treatment, Berne Convention, three-step test
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