This innovative book explores forgotten disputes over intellectual property and the ways in which creative people and sovereigns have managed these disputes throughout the centuries. With a focus on reform, it raises important questions about the resilience of legal rules and challenges the methodology behind traditional legal analyses. Focusing on lore and traditions, expert contributors incorporate contextual understandings that are rooted in history, sociology, political science, and literary studies into their analyses.
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A Comparative Analysis in Search of a Common Constitutional Ground
Edited by Oreste Pollicino, Giovanni M. Riccio and Marco Bassini
This timely and thought-provoking book explores how the protection of copyright in the digital age requires a reconsideration of how this is balanced with other fundamental rights and freedoms. Analysing the impact of the rise of digital technologies and the internet on copyright regimes, it particularly focuses on the effects of recent reforms to the EU’s legal framework for the protection and enforcement of copyright.
Law and Regulation
This comprehensive book provides a detailed survey and practical examination of a wide range of legal and regulatory topics in HealthTech. Key features include: • Analysis of the impact of emerging innovations on the accessibility, efficiency and quality of healthcare and its effects on healthcare providers • Examination of artificial intelligence, blockchain and digital identity applications in healthcare, alongside associated regulatory challenges • Guidance on the financial requirements of healthcare start-ups at different stages of growth and various collaboration and partnership models in the HealthTech market • Discussion of the major regulatory questions affecting the HealthTech industry, from data protection, public procurement and product liability, to the regulation of medical devices, intellectual property and advertising.
Going Beyond the 2003 UNESCO Convention
Edited by Marie Cornu, Anita Vaivade, Lily Martinet and Clea Hance
This illuminating book offers an authoritative analysis of the legal issues relating to safeguarding intangible cultural heritage. Taking a critical approach, it provides a unique insight into the impact of international and national law on the present and future safeguarding processes of intangible cultural heritage. Expert contributors draw on the results of an international study conducted in 26 countries to illustrate how domestic laws comprehend the notion of intangible cultural heritage. The book explores the relationship that these states maintain with the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage and highlight challenging concepts.
The First 50 Years and Beyond
Edited by Sam Ricketson
2020 marks the 50th year of the coming into force of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Convention 1967 and the formal establishment of WIPO. This unique and wide-ranging Research Handbook brings together eminent scholars and experts who assess WIPO's role and programmes during its first half-century, as well as discussing the challenges facing the organization as it enters its second.
An Appraisal of the EU Directive
Edited by Jens Schovsbo, Timo Minssen and Thomas Riis
This book addresses the growing importance of trade secrets in today's society and business and the related increase in litigation, media and scholarly attention, using the new EU Trade Secrets Directive as a prism through which to discuss the complex legal issues involved. Written by a team of international experts, it discusses and analyses national implementation of the Directive and explores the effects of the new regime on contentious issues and crucial sectors such as big data and AI.
Edited by Christophe Geiger
This innovative Research Handbook explores the complex and controversial interactions between intellectual property (IP) and investment law. In light of recent developments at national, European and international levels, the chapters critically examine the legitimacy of current practices with regard to the social function of IP rights and the regulatory autonomy of States to undertake measures in the public interest.
Edited by Daniel J. Gervais
This incisive book explores the ways in which the major notions of fairness, morality and ordre public can be used both to justify and to limit intellectual property rights. Written by an international team of experts in the field, it provides varied and sometimes divergent perspectives on how these notions are applied to different rights and in different contexts.
The book examines the national, regional and international frameworks of protection of traditional knowledge in all regions of the world. It also discusses options to enhance the existing legal regimes including the use of customary laws and protocols; the adoption of mutual recognition agreements premised on the principle of reciprocity; and the disclosure of source or country of origin of traditional knowledge in intellectual property applications.
Edited by Peter Drahos, Gustavo Ghidini and Hanns Ullrich
The fields of intellectual property have broadened and deepened in so many ways that commentators struggle to keep up with the ceaseless rush of developments and hot topics. Kritika: Essays on Intellectual Property is a series that is designed to help authors escape this rush. It creates a forum for authors who wish to more deeply question, investigate and reflect upon the evolving themes and principles of the discipline.