Academic Authors, Copyright and Dissemination of Knowledge: A Comparative Overview

Forthcoming in: C. Sappa, E. Bonadio(eds), Art and Literature in Copyright Law: Protecting the Rights of Creators and Managers of Artistic and Literary Works, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming

Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 21-27

20 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2021 Last revised: 9 Dec 2021

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Marco Bellia

UCSC

Valentina Moscon

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; University of Trento - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 28, 2021

Abstract

This article examines how copyright law protect academics in the Italian, German, and US jurisdictions and how academic authors use copyright vis-à-vis intermediaries (i.e. universities and publishers). The analysis shows that many academics are dissatisfied with how copyright works in the research sector and although the debate on this issue has been ongoing for several years now, the solutions proposed so far have not led to satisfactory results. This article presents these solutions and touches on a possible alternative that holds the promise of a fairer and more efficient copyright scientific publishing industry.

Keywords: Copyright, First Ownership, Scholarly Publishing, Academic freedom, Open Science, Copyright Permitted Uses

Suggested Citation

Bellia, Marco and Moscon, Valentina, Academic Authors, Copyright and Dissemination of Knowledge: A Comparative Overview (October 28, 2021). Forthcoming in: C. Sappa, E. Bonadio(eds), Art and Literature in Copyright Law: Protecting the Rights of Creators and Managers of Artistic and Literary Works, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, forthcoming, Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition Research Paper No. 21-27, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3970476

Marco Bellia

UCSC ( email )

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Valentina Moscon (Contact Author)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

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Munich, Bayern 80539
Germany

University of Trento - Faculty of Law ( email )

Italy

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