© 2012

Balancing Copyright - A Survey of National Approaches

  • Reto M. Hilty
  • Sylvie Nérisson

Part of the MPI Studies on Intellectual Property and Competition Law book series (MSIP, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Reto M. Hilty, Sylvie Nérisson
    Pages 1-78
  3. Reto M. Hilty, Sylvie Nérisson
    Pages 79-81
  4. Delia Lipszyc, Pablo Wegbrait
    Pages 83-95
  5. Andrew Christie, John Liddicoat
    Pages 97-118
  6. Bernard Vanbrabant, Alain Strowel
    Pages 119-161
  7. Iza Razija Mešević
    Pages 163-191
  8. Allan Rocha de Souza
    Pages 193-216
  9. Ysolde Gendreau
    Pages 217-231
  10. Santiago Schuster, Jorge Mahú
    Pages 233-254
  11. Xiuqin Lin, Tieguang Liu
    Pages 255-284
  12. Ernesto Rengifo Garcia
    Pages 285-316
  13. Igor Gliha
    Pages 317-347
  14. Tatiana-Eleni Synodinou
    Pages 349-370
  15. Heba A. Raslan, Ahmed H. Al-Saghir
    Pages 371-385
  16. Stéphanie Carre
    Pages 387-429
  17. Thomas Dreier, Louisa Specht
    Pages 431-456
  18. Dionysia Kallinikou
    Pages 457-473
  19. Péter Mezei
    Pages 475-505
  20. Mishi Choudhary
    Pages 507-522

About this book


How does copyright law take into account the interests of third parties, especially the general public’s interest in the greatest possible dissemination of knowledge and culture? Twelve basic questions give copyright law experts from more than forty countries the opportunity to provide answers related to their national law on the following matters: categories of works and subject matter, eligibility conditions, duration, “users’ rights,” the three-step test, misuse, differentiations between categories of right holders, TPM, and relations of copyright law to other legal areas such as fundamental rights, competition law, consumer protection law, media law etc. The standardized form of the reports makes it easy to see the impacts of copyright law in the industrialized countries as well as in emerging economies; in common-law and civil-law approaches; in countries of the Andean Community and of the European Union, as well as in countries that are not party to the WIPO Treaties. A detailed preliminary chapter provides an approachable overview of issues and results. This chapter also discusses the voice of academia, represented by the European Copyright Code of the “Wittem Group.”


Copyright Fair use Limitation Three-step test Users' right

Editors and affiliations

  • Reto M. Hilty
    • 1
  • Sylvie Nérisson
    • 2
  1. 1.Immaterialgüter- und WettbewerbsrechtMax-Planck-Institut fürMünchenGermany
  2. 2.and Competition LawMPI for Intellectual PropertyMunichGermany

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