China-EU Law Series

Conceptualizing Copyright Exceptions in China and South Africa

A Developing View from the Developing Countries

Authors: Wang, Jia

  • Offers an accessible study of copyright exceptions that can be easily understood by non-experts
  • Provides a unique comparison of copyright law in China and Africa
  • Involves an in-depth analysis of social and economic factors that come into play in reforming copyright law
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This book critically evaluates the current copyright law system in a digital environment from a comparative perspective. Since many developing countries modelled their copyright laws on more advanced jurisdictions, they have not benefitted from such a law as much as intended due to their inherently embedded social economic conditions. Moreover, the copyright law system has been under constant challenges from rapidly developing digital technology and the Internet. All in all, there is a pressing need for developing countries to reevaluate their copyright law in light of their national needs, the developmental stage of their economy, their culture and tradition, and their legal system.

The book poses the question of whether copyright law should be reformed to fulfill its fundamental purpose of serving education and research that are in the public interest in the digital era? It examines whether the legal frameworks adequately address developing countries’ educational and research requirements in view of the opportunities and restrictions posed by electronic communication media. Further, it provides a comprehensive study that addresses the various critical issues relevant to the reform of the copyright law system and offers recommendations for developing countries to revamp their copyright law system to better serve their education and research sector.

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“Jia Wang provides a detailed comparative study of copyright exceptions in the context of research and education specifically. … the book is a welcome contribution to the field of comparative copyright law, as accessible in-depth material on developing countries tends to be sparse. … This book will be useful to any copyright lawyer or academic interested in the comparative study of copyright exceptions and how they apply to the public sectors of education and research.” (Mathilde Pavis, The IPKat, ipkitten.blogspot.com, May, 2018)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Challenges from Globalisation

    Wang, Jia

    Pages 1-12

  • An Overview of Copyright: A Balance of Interests

    Wang, Jia

    Pages 13-48

  • Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Education and Research: Unity in Diversity

    Wang, Jia

    Pages 49-89

  • The Technological Revolution and Its Impact on Copyright Law

    Wang, Jia

    Pages 91-135

  • China: Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Education and Research

    Wang, Jia

    Pages 137-171

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-71831-6
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-71830-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conceptualizing Copyright Exceptions in China and South Africa
Book Subtitle
A Developing View from the Developing Countries
Authors
Series Title
China-EU Law Series
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-71831-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-71831-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-71830-9
Series ISSN
2198-2708
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 257
Topics