ERIC Number: ED369384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Nov-18
Reference Count: N/A
"Droit d'Auteur,""Copyright" and Neighboring Rights at the Crossroads.
Although the concepts of "droit d'auteur" (author's right) and copyright derive from different traditions, they are nearly synonymous in that both protect original works of the mind against reproduction or representation made without consent of the author or the author's successors in title. Implications of the electronic age for both of these concepts are discussed, touching briefly on current issues which consider "droit d'auteur" and copyright with regard to: (1) copyright and scientific works, (2) advertising and copyright, (3) copyright and electronic systems for musical composition, (4) electronic publishing, (5) artificial intelligence, (6) problems specific to audiovisual works, and (7) the duration of protection under copyright. Among the neighboring, or similar, rights that will have to be redefined in the electronic age are the rights of performers and the right to one's own image as portrayed in photographs. Because the broad principles of the Universal Copyright Convention are not interpreted in the same way by various national courts, an annotated guide to the Convention or the addition of some model provisions may be necessary to safeguard creators and performers of original works. An attachment contains a declaration composed by the participants in the conference with regard to copyright and associated rights. (SLD)
Descriptors: Advertising, Artificial Intelligence, Audiovisual Aids, Authors, Copyrights, Creative Activities, Electronic Publishing, Fair Use (Copyrights), Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Information Dissemination, International Studies, Legal Problems, Legal Responsibility, Ownership, Photography, Publications, Scientific and Technical Information, Technological Advancement, Telecommunications
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).