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CROSS-BORDER COPYRIGHT LICENSING

Law and Practice

CARLO SCOLLO LAVIZZARI, RENÉ VILJOEN

Copyright Licensing can no longer be considered purely from the perspective of the licensor’s home territory. This practical and wide-ranging reference work provides comprehensive coverage of the law and practice of cross-border licensing in a number of major territories, including China, the EU, India, Mexico, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, and the USA. The book, written by expert authors with insight from practice and from their home jurisdictions, focuses on both copyright licensing and competition law and, specifically, the inter-relation between these legal fields. The book is uniquely structured to provide both thematic coverage and detailed analysis of each territory’s applicable laws and regulations, highlighting and addressing the legal issues that are most critical in and relevant to licensing practice. Cross-Border Copyright Licensing is an essential starting point for anyone considering or advising on the implementation or enforcement of a copyright licensing program, in either developed and emerging markets.
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Chapter 5: RUSSIA

Roman Lukyanov and Ksenia Sysoeva

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The chapter on licensing in Russia will be useful for those who are interested in theoretical issues of copyright/related rights and those who need information about practical process of drafting agreements under current legislation, for example, in the fields of music licensing, advertising or video production. The chapter highlights the salient aspects to consider when engaging and negotiating a license or assignment IP agreement with counteragent from Russia and provisions to be included into agreements. The chapter illustrates how copyright ownership is determined and protected in Russia. The chapter also addresses the inter-relation between Russian local and intentional legislation on copyright and related rights, competition law, trade secrets, moral rights of authors and artists, Russian collective licensing solutions and works created under labour contracts.

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