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Challenges to the Creator Doctrine : Information Law Series Set - J. Seignette

Challenges to the Creator Doctrine

Information Law Series Set

By: J. Seignette (Editor)

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Published: August 1994
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Copyright is generally vested either in 'the work' or in 'the author'. Authorship as the basis of copyright is the most common in modern copyright laws. While 'the author' is generally equated with the 'creator', this is not true in every situation. This study by Jacqueline Seignette explores cases in which copyright and creatorship do not coincide. She focuses on the situation in three jurisdictions: The Netherlands, Germany And The United States. In Germany the importance of creatorship for copyrights is the strongest while in US the importance of creatorship in copyright law is less pronounced. The Netherlands occupies a middle position with respect To The value which is attached To The Creator Doctrine. An illustration of the different concepts of authorship is the fact that in American law industrial and technical adaptations and uses of works of art fall under the copyright regime while in the German case such products may have sui generis rights, not copyrights. According To The author, 'the American, Dutch and German copyright laws provide an interesting cross-section of what legislation on copyright ownership at the end of the twentieth century may look like'.

List of Abbreviations
Introduction
The Historical Development of the Creator Docrine
The Impact of the Creator Doctrine on the Exploitation of Creative Works
Allocation of Rights According to the Division of Risks Between Creator and Producer
Attributing Authorship and Initial Copyright Ownership to Producers: A Discussion
The Practical Implications of the Various Methods for Allocating Rights to Producers: Statutory Presumption of Transfer, Attribution of Authorship and Neighbouring Rights
The Applicability of Statutory Provisions Allocating Rights to Producers: The Judicial Interpretation
Conclusions
Bibliography
Table of Cases
Index
About the Author
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ISBN: 9789065448767
ISBN-10: 9065448764
Series: Information Law Series Set
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: August 1994
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.39