Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine the laws and legal concepts that form the basis for library book lending and how those concepts do or do not apply in the e-book environment.
Design/methodology/approach – The author surveys relevant legal concepts as defined by international copyright treaties and regulations, and conducts a comparative analysis of how these concepts have been applied in the legal systems of Germany, the USA, and Canada. Weiterlesen
"In the rapidly growing information society, copyright law plays a central role in the creation, production, dissemination and use of creative material and the information it contains. In the past 15 years, the European Union has enacted no less than seven Directives aimed at harmonising copyright throughout the internal market. Weiterlesen
Eechoud, Mireille M. M. van; Hugenholtz, P. Bernt; Guibault, Lucie; Gompel, Stefan Van; Helberger, Natali
"This book will provide analysis of the current state of play of and suggest direction for future development of European copyright law and related rights. The acquis communautaire is reviewed in depth, starting with an analysis of the exact competence of the EC in relation to its declared policy ambitions from the past to the present. Weiterlesen