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Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Hilty and Moscon on Permitted Uses in Copyright Law: Is There Need for an International Instrument?

Reto Hilty and Valentina Moscon, both of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, are publishing Permitted Uses in Copyright Law - Is There Need for an International Instrument?, a Draft Chapter in Comparative Aspects of Limitations and Exceptions in Copyright Law (H. Sun, S. Balganesh, W.-L. Ng-Loy, eds, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018) (Forthcoming). Here is the abstract.

As a follow-up project to the “Declaration on a Balanced Interpretation of the Three-Step Test” (2008), the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition has coordinated an international group of world-renowned copyright experts to produce a legal instrument (possibly in the form of an international agreement) containing a nucleus of indispensable copyright-permitted uses that States should be obliged to implement in their legislations. With the purpose of counterbalancing the current international trend in copyright law, characterised by its “minimal protection approach”, concrete provisions and extended explanatory notes are provided to foster a “minimal limitation approach”.

Download the chapter from SSRN at the link.

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