Copyright and Designs Law
provides a complete guide to the modern law relating to copyright, including how it relates to the arts, the media (including cable and satellite broadcasting) and the special requirements of new technology.
Throughout the work the authors examine and assess the provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, guiding the practitioner through the potential minefield of copyright and designs law. The work also takes account of the growing impact of EC law in this dynamic and fast-moving field. This looseleaf work, which is updated twice a year, keeps the practitioner abreast of case law and will prove invaluable to any practitioner working in this field in the wake of the 1988 Act.
- Covers every area of copyright law - providing a 'one-stop shop' approach to the subject
- Provides a full and authoritative treatment of infringement of copyright - advising on the available remedies
- Examines the various alternatives for the registration and protection of designs so the best strategy can be adopted
- Includes all the relevant source material including the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 enabling the practitioner to turn quickly to the relevant sources
- Deals extensively with EC copyright law enabling readers to keep abreast of how this affects practice and procedure in the UK
- Features new chapter on multimedia and the Internet by Mark Haftke which scrutinises the practical and theoretical application of existing UK copyright laws to multimedia and the Internet
- Keeps subscribers fully up to date with developments in the law, including:
- Revisions to the scheme for artists’ resale rights
- The availability of injunctions against internet service providers
- Changes to the term of copyright and of the protection of performers
- The legality of the use of decoders of encrypted broadcasts
- The existence of copyright in photographs