Overview of National Reports About 'Balancing Copyright'
R. Hilty & S. Nérisson, Balancing Copyright - A Survey of National Approaches, p. 1-78, Springer, 2012
Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property & Competition Law Research Paper No. 12-05
94 Pages Posted: 19 Apr 2012
Date Written: March 1, 2012
How does copyright law take into account the interests of third parties, especially the general public interest in the greatest possible dissemination of knowledge and culture? Twelve questions have been asked to copyright law experts from more than forty countries about the following matters: categories of works and subject-matter, eligibility conditions, duration, 'users’ rights', the three-step test, misuse, differentiations between categories of right holders, TPM, relations of copyright law to other law areas such as fundamental rights, competition law, consumer protection law, media law etc. This article gives an overview of the answers received.
Keywords: copyright law, three-step test, fair use, users' right, limitation
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