The Making Available Right
Show Less

The Making Available Right

Realizing the Potential of Copyright’s Dissemination Function in the Digital Age

Cheryl Foong

The right of copyright owners to make their content available to the public is crucial in an environment driven by access. The Making Available Right provides in-depth analysis of this exclusive right and offers insights on how we can approach the right in a more transparent and principled manner. This thought-provoking book brings together detailed analysis of the law and a broader consideration of copyright’s fundamental aims, and will be of interest to judges, practitioners and scholars concerned about how copyright deals with access going forward.
Buy Book in Print
Show Summary Details
You do not have access to this content

Chapter 8: Conclusion: towards principled and transparent decision making

Cheryl Foong


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.

You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.

Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.

Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.

Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

Further information

or login to access all content.