International Copyright: Principles, Law and Practice, Second Edition surveys and analyzes the principal legal doctrines affecting copyright law and practice around the world. It provides a step-by-step methodology for advising clients involved in exploiting creative works in or from foreign countries, while also serving as a comprehensive treatise on international copyright for scholars and advanced students alike. Written by two of the most esteemed experts of copyright law in the United States and Europe, this volume is a unique synthesis of copyright law and practice, taking into account the Berne Convention, the TRIPs Agreement, the ongoing harmonization of copyright in the European Union, and the impact of the Internet. National copyright rules on protectable subject matter, ownership, term, and rights are covered in detail and compared from country to country, as are topics on moral rights and neighboring rights. Separate sections cover such important topics as territoriality, national treatment, and choice of law, as well as the treaties and trade arrangements that underlie substantive copyright norms.
International Copyright is an indispensable reference work for professionals involved with international intellectual property transactions or litigation. It is essential reading for scholars and for intellectual property practitioners worldwide, yet is also accessible for advanced students of copyright law.