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Copyright, Data and Creativity in the Digital Age: A Journey through Feist

Copyright, Data and Creativity in the Digital Age: A Journey through Feist

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Julian Warner
September 02, 2020

The Supreme Court of the United States in Feist v. Rural (1991) required that databases must have a minimal degree of creativity for copyright. The judgment was highly significant and the subsequent period is understood as the post-Feist era. It has been globally influential. However, the decision...

Towards an Ecological Intellectual Property: Reconfiguring Relationships Between People and Plants in Ecuador

Towards an Ecological Intellectual Property: Reconfiguring Relationships Between People and Plants in Ecuador

1st Edition

Forthcoming

David J Jefferson
July 24, 2020

This book focuses on analysing how legal systems set the terms for interactions between human beings and plants. The story that the book recounts is one of experimental lawmaking in Ecuador, a country where over the past decade, governmental officials and civil society advocates have attempted to...

SEPs, SSOs and FRAND: Asian and Global Perspectives on Fostering Innovation in Interconnectivity

SEPs, SSOs and FRAND: Asian and Global Perspectives on Fostering Innovation in Interconnectivity

1st Edition

Kung-Chung Liu, Reto M. Hilty
December 05, 2019

This book is a very useful reference guide on how de jure and de facto standards are being developed and how these standards compete against each other. The book also looks at how FRAND commitments are being determined across countries, how these disputes have played out, especially in Asia, and...

Law, Technology and Cognition: The Human Element in Online Copyright Infringement

Law, Technology and Cognition: The Human Element in Online Copyright Infringement

1st Edition

Hayleigh Bosher
November 20, 2019

This book considers a new approach to online copyright infringement. Rather than looking at the subject within a purely technological context, it provides legal analysis from a human perspective. This book highlights that there are three key instances in which the capacity of a human mind...

Annotated Leading Trademark Cases in Major Asian Jurisdictions

Annotated Leading Trademark Cases in Major Asian Jurisdictions

1st Edition

Kung-Chung Liu
October 03, 2019

There has been little or no study on trademark laws in Asia on a cross-jurisdictional level. This book aims at filling the existing gap and provides a comprehensive overview of trademark laws of eight major Asian jurisdictions and their most-updated trademark case law. The book analyses six of the...

Intellectual Property Law and Plant Protection: Challenges and Developments in Asia

Intellectual Property Law and Plant Protection: Challenges and Developments in Asia

1st Edition

Kamalesh Adhikari, David J. Jefferson
September 19, 2019

This book is the first to provide a detailed and critical account of the emergence, development, and implementation of plant variety protection laws in Asian countries. Each chapter undertakes a critical socio-legal analysis of one or more legal frameworks to understand, evaluate, and explore the...

Cultivating Copyright: How Creators and Creative Industries Can Harness Intellectual Property to Survive the Digital Age

Cultivating Copyright: How Creators and Creative Industries Can Harness Intellectual Property to Survive the Digital Age

1st Edition

Bhamati Viswanathan
July 15, 2019

Creators and creative industries are struggling to navigate the digital age. Intellectual property rights, including copyrights, trademarks, and  patents, offer invaluable tools to help creative industries remain viable and sustainable. But to be fully effective, they must be considered...

Biotechnology, Patents and Morality: A Deliberative and Participatory Paradigm for Reform

Biotechnology, Patents and Morality: A Deliberative and Participatory Paradigm for Reform

1st Edition

Maureen O'Sullivan
June 25, 2019

This book critiques the decision-making process in Article 53(a) of the European Patent Convention. To date, such decisions have been taken at high levels of expertise without much public involvement. The book eschews traditional solutions, such as those found within legislative, judicial and...

Internet Intermediaries and Trade Mark Rights

Internet Intermediaries and Trade Mark Rights

1st Edition

Althaf Marsoof
June 19, 2019

Despite the apparent advantages of the internet, there is little debate that it facilitates intellectual property infringements, including infringements of trade mark rights. Infringers not only remain hidden by the anonymity the internet provides but also take advantage of its increasing reach and...

Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Africa: A Regional Framework for Access

Intellectual Property and Access to Medicines in Africa: A Regional Framework for Access

1st Edition

Olasupo Owoeye
May 21, 2019

A major target of Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015 is the elimination of ‘the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases’ and combating ‘hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases’. Intellectual...

Intellectual Property Branding in the Developing World: A New Approach to Non-Technological Innovations

Intellectual Property Branding in the Developing World: A New Approach to Non-Technological Innovations

1st Edition

Tshimanga Kongolo
May 15, 2019

Intellectual Property Branding in the Developing World identifies success stories in the areas of intellectual property (IP) and branding for non-technological innovation in the developing world. The author examines the relationship between IP, branding and innovation to demonstrate that innovation...

The Patentability of Software: Software as Mathematics

The Patentability of Software: Software as Mathematics

1st Edition

Anton Hughes
March 11, 2019

This book explores the question of whether software should be patented. It analyses the ways in which the courts of the US, the EU, and Australia have attempted to deal with the problems surrounding the patentability of software and describes why it is that the software patent issue should be dealt...

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