Law Applicable to Copyright

Law Applicable to Copyright

A Comparison of the ALI and CLIP Proposals

Rita Matulionytė

This book discusses the problems of applicable law in international copyright infringement cases and examines the solutions proposed to them in the recent projects by the American Law Institute and the European Max Planck Group for Conflict of Laws and Intellectual Property.

Preface and acknowledgements

Rita Matulionytė

Subjects: law - academic, comparative law, intellectual property law

Extract

The work has been written as a doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Dr Thomas Dreier and with support from Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law (Munich). It was submitted to the Law Faculty of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg at Breisgau in December 2009 and successfully defended in July 2010. Before being submitted for publication, it was updated in order to cover the most important developments up to December 2010. The final CLIP draft, adopted just before the submission of the manuscript to the publisher, has been integrated into the manuscript, with, however, the exception of a newly proposed rule on secondary infringement in article 3:604; the latter would need an additional extensive analysis. I would like to deeply thank Prof. Thomas Dreier for his invaluable advice and support while carrying out research and the CLIP Group, especially Prof. Dr Annette Kur and Mr Thomas Petz, for the possibility of observing the development of the CLIP Proposal and for kind and friendly help in analysing its provisions. I am also grateful to all friends and colleagues for fruitful discussions, encouragement and help in preparing the manuscript. I remain indebted for my family for their endless care, patience and belief in me. xii MATULIONYTE PRINT.indd xii 30/08/2011 08:55