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Copyright, Property and the Social Contract

The Reconceptualisation of Copyright

Editors: Gilchrist, John, Fitzgerald, Brian (Eds.)

  • International perspectives on the future of copyright by experts from various countries
  • Describes the role of the public domain in the encouragement of human creativity and innovation
  • Shows barriers to access information in developing countries
  • Promotes access to, and preservation of, public sector information
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About this book

This book provides international perspectives on the law of copyright in relation to three core themes - copyright and developing countries; the government and copyright; and technology and the future of copyright. The third theme includes an examination of the extent to which technology will dictate the development of the law, and a re-examination of the role of copyright in fostering innovation and creativity. As a critique, one chapter discusses how certain rights can create or reinforce social inequality under copyright royalty systems. Underlying these themes is the role the law of copyright has in encouraging or impeding human flourishing.

About the authors

John Gilchrist is a Senior Research Fellow in Law at the Australian Catholic University.  He holds postgraduate degrees and qualifications from four Australian Universities.  He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.

Dr Gilchrist has been involved with intellectual property as a policy and practicing lawyer and as an academic over a period of four decades. He was the Secretary of the Australian Copyright Law Committee on Reprographic Reproduction (the Franki Committee) and a member of the Australian Copyright Law Review Committee on its Crown Copyright reference. He has published numerous articles and a monograph on government copyright issues.

Brian Fitzgerald is Professor of Law at the Australian Catholic University and was the Foundation Dean of Law from 2012-2015. He holds postgraduate degrees in law from Oxford University and Harvard University and a current practising certificate as a Barrister.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Copyright Legacy and Developing Countries: Important Lessons for Nigeria’s Emerging Copyright Reform

    Adewopo, Adebambo

    Pages 3-26

  • Embracing Open Policies to Enable Access to Information: The Edo State Open Data Portal

    Ola, Kunle

    Pages 27-44

  • Copyright in the Palestinian Territories: Setting the Scene

    Al-Tamimi, Rawan

    Pages 45-71

  • Copyright Law in Indonesia: From a Hybrid to an Endogenous System?

    Antons, Christoph

    Pages 73-88

  • Copyright and (Dis)harmonisation: Can Developing Nations Prioritise Their Own Public Good in a Global Copyright Hegemony?

    Perry, Mark

    Pages 89-101

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95690-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-95689-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Copyright, Property and the Social Contract
Book Subtitle
The Reconceptualisation of Copyright
Editors
  • John Gilchrist
  • Brian Fitzgerald
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-95690-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-95690-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-95689-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 288
Topics