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The book takes a look at the six most important current topics arising from copyright law in the information society, and for each topic provides an in-depth introduction that compares the approaches taken in Europe and the US. Each topic is introduced by an expert, and the issues are then analysed in separate country reports representing nine Asian jurisdictions: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. The six topics are: The Expansion of Copyright Law and its Social Justification: Introduction by Reto Hilty, Max Planck Institute, Munich Internet Trade, Digital Works and Parallel Imports: Introduction by Christopher Heath, European Patent Office, Munich The Collective Exercise of Copyrights: Introduction by Kung Chung Liu, Academia Sinica, Taiwan The Law on Anti-Circumvention and Digital Rights Management: Introduction by Andy Sun, National Chenchi University, Taipei, Taiwan and Zhi Wei, Peking University, Beijing Copyright Contracts, Public Policy and Antitrust: Introduction by Estelle Derclaye, Queen Mary University of London Contributory and Vicarious Liability for Copyright Infringement: Introduction by Andy Sun, National Chenchi University, Taipei, Taiwan

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841136547
ISBN-10: 1841136549
Format: Paperback
(224mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Pages: 302
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 20-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Christopher Heath

Christopher Heath is a member of the Appeals Board at the European Patent Office in Munich. Kung Chung-Liu is Professor at the Academic Sinica in Taiwan.

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