Balancing Copyright Law in the Digital Age

Comparative Perspectives

Editors: Caso, Roberto, Giovanella, Federica (Eds.)

  • ‚ÄčNew and original ideas on the issue of copyright balancing in the digital age
  • Highly topical issue in the subject of intellectual property law
  • Covering the same issue under different methodological perspectives
  • Richness of comparative references
  • Interdisciplinarity‚Äč
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This book focuses on the thorny and highly topical issue of balancing copyright in the digital age. The idea for it sprang from the often heated debates among intellectual property scholars on the possibilities and the limits of copyright. Copyright law has been broadening its scope for decades now, and as a result it often clashes with other rights (frequently, fundamental rights), raising the question of which right prevails.

The papers represent the product of intensive research by experts, who employ rigorous interpretative methodologies while keeping an eye on comparison and on the impacts of new technologies on law. The contributions concentrate on the "propertization" of copyright; on the principle of exhaustion of the distribution right; on the conflict between users' privacy and personal data needs; and on the balance between copyright and academic freedom.

Starting from the difficulties inherently connected to the difficult task of balancing rights that respond to opposing interests, each essay analyzes techniques and arguments applied by institutional decision-makers in trying to solve this dilemma. Each author applies a specific methodology involving legal comparison, while taking into account the European framework for copyright and related rights.

This work represents a unique piece of scholarship, in which a single issue is read through different lenses, demonstrating the need to reconcile copyright with other fundamental areas of law.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • EU Copyright Law Between Property and Fundamental Rights: A Proposal to Connect the Dots

    Sganga, Caterina

    Pages 1-26

  • Online Exhaustion and the Boundaries of Interpretation

    Spedicato, Giorgio

    Pages 27-64

  • Effects of Culture on Judicial Decisions: Personal Data Protection vs. Copyright Enforcement

    Giovanella, Federica

    Pages 65-98

  • Academic Freedom, Copyright, and Access to Scholarly Works: A Comparative Perspective

    Moscon, Valentina

    Pages 99-135

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Balancing Copyright Law in the Digital Age
Book Subtitle
Comparative Perspectives
Editors
  • Roberto Caso
  • Federica Giovanella
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-44648-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-44648-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-44647-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52596-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 135
Topics