Kommentierte Zusammenfassung zu: Eckhard Höffner (2010/2011): Geschichte und Wesen des Urheberrechts, Band 1 in 2. Auflage. München: Verlag Europäische Wirtschaft, ISBN: 978-3-930983-16-2 und 978-3-930983-17-9. (Seite zum Titel beim Verlag)
"The article focuses on copyright in higher education and the cost of scholarly publication. It states that academic tenure is often conditional upon publication of articles in high-impact publications. It mentions that under U.S. copyright law, the work-made-for-hire doctrine has the employer owning copyright in said work and comments that universities often cede copyright to professors, who in turn cede it to journals. It talks about open access publication and the need to reform tenure."
"The article presents international information technology news briefs as of July 2012. It states the Linked Content Coalition is working to develop a standardized system to simplify online copyright transactions with the use of fully connected communications infrastructure and rights management. It mentions electronic book sales in China and a Chinese Academy of Press and Publication survey investigating book sale prices. It examines a British survey concerning public views of public libraries."
"The aim of this article is to analyse the different regulatory and practical solutions proposed both in US and EU scenarios to overcome the orphan works’ issue. Orphan works pose a problem because users, who are legally obliged to obtain prior authorization for making works available to the public, are unable to locate and contact the relevant rightsholders. The size of the problem, in terms of the number of works considered orphans or the value of those works, even if difficult to state with precision, is known to be significant." Weiterlesen
"Ein überaus restriktives Urheberrecht schadet der Verfügbarkeit von Büchern: US-Forscher kritisieren schädliche Folgen langer Schutzfristen, deutsche Bibliotheken beklagen, dass sie fast vergessene Werke kaum digitalisieren dürfen. So verschwinden Bücher, womöglich für immer."