Moral Rights

Moral Rights : Principles, Practice and New Technology

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The doctrine of moral rights is based on the idea that authors have a special bond with their own creative work. At present, the legal status of moral rights demands clarification and assessment as never before, as the international expansion of moral rights occurs in the new environment of digital technology. Just as the survival of copyright law depends on its capacity to adapt effectively to the new technological environment, a new approach to moral rights is also necessary. Moral Rights: Principles Practice and New Technology is the first work to comprehensively address the role of moral rights in an environment of digital technology, identifying the challenges and confronting moral rights in a digital environment. The challenges are addressed in both practical and theoretical terms, and examples drawn from the legislation and practice of key jurisdictions around the world. Moral Rights concludes with a consideration of how the concept of moral rights can contribute to the re-shaping of copyright law in a digital context.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 572 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 24mm | 821g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195390318
  • 9780195390315
  • 1,189,594

Review quote

As much a cultural history as a book about copyright and the related moral rights, this book offers a fascinating angle on copyright, with surprising relevance for the modern publishing industry. * Mira T. Sundara Rajan, Learned Publishing *show more

About Mira T. Sundara Rajan

Mira T. Sundara Rajan is the Canada Research Chair in Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Intellectual Property Law Program at the University of British Columbia. She has published widely on copyright issues, including a scholarly book (Copyright and Creative Freedom, Routledge 2006). Her work is also well-known in the European Union, where she collaborates regularly with European Union bodies such as the Council of Europe, and with a number of patent offices in EU countries. She is also the editor of OUP's Intellectual Property: Eastern Europe and the CIS, and is an expert on Indian and Russian copyright law.show more