Research Handbook on Copyright Law
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Research Handbook on Copyright Law

Second Edition

Edited by Paul Torremans

This second edition is a timely presentation of the state-of-the-art in copyright research. Copyright law is currently at the centre of many debates and the subject of substantive new developments. The new edition of the Research Handbook captures these fast moving developments and goes far beyond a mere update of the chapters. All of the topical chapters are completely new and the authors have been chosen for their expertise and excellence in the areas concerned. Research Handbook on Copyright Law offers global coverage, both in terms of substance and in terms of author expertise, and maps both the present and future of the discipline. It will prove an invaluable research tool for all those involved in copyright research who wish to keep up with the pace at which this area of law is evolving.
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Chapter 10: The remuneration of authors and performers in copyright contract law

Agnès Lucas-Schloetter

Abstract

In many Continental countries, copyright contract law encompasses mandatory rules aimed at protecting creative people in their relationships with publishers and producers. The freedom of contract may especially be restricted to ensure that authors and performers receive an adequate remuneration. The chapter provides an analysis of various statutory provisions in some European countries with a view to achieve this goal. Keywords: Copyright contract, Claim to adequate remuneration, Best-seller clause, Buy out, Termination of contracts, Reversion of rights, Use it or lose it, Reporting obligations, Information asymmetry

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