Realizing the Potential of Copyright’s Dissemination Function in the Digital Age
Chapter 8: Conclusion: towards principled and transparent decision making
This final chapter underscores the importance of copyright’s fundamental functions to the development of sound copyright analysis. The development of the making available right thus far illustrates the shortcomings of approaches that take copyright’s dissemination function for granted. This chapter reiterates the key findings of the book and highlights the areas of activity that present opportunities for implementing the principles identified. In sum, it emphasizes the theoretical and practical legal strategies that should be put into practice to further the core functions and aims of copyright. These are the steps that should be taken in our quest for clearer and more sensible copyright laws – with the making available right as an essential starting point.
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