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Copyright Perspectives

Past, Present and Prospect

  • Brian Fitzgerald
  • John Gilchrist


  • With Foreword by the Director-General of WIPO on an international perspective on the future of copyright

  • Current perspectives on technology-driven issues brought about by the digital age

  • The place of criminal law in copyright infringement

  • Copyright issues in developing and developed countries?


About this book


This book provides international and domestic perspectives on the law of copyright and is led by a foreword on the future of copyright by Dr Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO and a chapter on the lessons for copyright policy in classical Roman law, by Justice Arthur Emmett. The body of this collection covers current perspectives in the digital age, from the application of the Berne Convention, to time shifting and intermediary copyright liability, as well as perspectives from developing and developed countries covering laws, user rights, open access, government use of copyright material and the use of the criminal law to proscribe copyright infringement.


Copyright crime digital future international

Editors and affiliations

  • Brian Fitzgerald
    • 1
  • John Gilchrist
    • 2
  1. 1.Thomas More Academy of LawAustralian Catholic UniversityEast MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Thomas More Academy of LawAustralian Catholic UniversityEast MelbourneAustralia

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