Law of Copyright-Comparative Perspectives

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Author: Alka Chawla
Publisher: Lexis Nexis; First edition (1 January 2013)
Edition: 1st
ISBN-13: 9788180388354
No of pages: 200
Weight: 480 g
Language: English
Book binding: Paper back

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Law of Copyright: Comparative Perspectives is a critical analysis of copyright law in today's globalized world. It explores the subject through the lens of both national and international legislation and draws significant parallels between the law as it stands in India and the United Kingdom, the United States and the European Union. Provisions of international treaties such as the Berne Convention, TRIPS, WCT and WPPT are discussed and compared with Indian copyright law. Current developments, most notably, the 2012 amendment to the Indian Copyright Act, 1957 and the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances signed in 2012, have been extensively covered within this work. The book explains important concepts with the help of relevant case law and also maps the rise of the Internet and how it has triggered a sea-change in copyright law, engendering several new challenges in the field. Key Features of this edition: Lucidly transcribes a technical subject with examples and illustrations from decided cases. Well-researched topics ranging from the history of copyright law to the modern day challenges posed by the Internet. Discusses latest Indian and foreign judgements. Chapters contain a synopsis of the contents and a summary of its important points for ease of navigation and reference.