ERIC Number: ED450731
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
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The Future of Copyright Management: European Perspectives.
This paper presents European perspectives on the future of copyright management. The first section is an overview of intellectual property rights in Europe, including differences between copyright countries and "droit d'auteur" countries. The second section addresses European Community legal policy, including examples related to the directives for software and databases and the proposal of a directive on the harmonization of copyright. The third section covers expected developments in the area of copyright and "droit d'auteur" management in a digital environment, including modifications related to: the loss of the exception for a private copy; strict control over use; the extension of pay-per-view systems; the domination of contracts; the circumvention of collective management societies; and the development of collective work and weakening of moral rights. (Contains 10 references.) (MES)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Software, Copyrights, Databases, Electronic Publishing, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Intellectual Property, Legal Responsibility
For full text: http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla66/papers/140-184e.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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