Intellectual Property Protection of Fact-based Works

Author: Robert Brauneis

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Law

Page: 344

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The 1991 US Supreme Court decision in Feist Publications Inc. v. Rural Telephone Service Co. held that factual matter is not subject to copyright protection because it is not original to the author, thus dramatically rejecting a two-century-old tradition of protecting factual compilations under copyright. The contributors to this book reassess this decision and its implications, particularly for the protection of electronic databases. The debate over fact-based works has grown still more complicated since Feist with the enactment of worldwide initiatives that extend the protection of databases, such as the European Union s Database Directive. A number of legal scholars have voiced their opinions on how Congress should react to the Court s decision and the Database Directive, but none have put forth a viable solution or questioned the debate s underlying assumptions. The contributors to this insightful book turn their attention to these overlooked aspects, approaching the protection of factual matter from a range of perspectives: policy, historical, comparative, empirical and philosophical. The range of viewpoints and disciplines represented in this compelling book will be of great interest to students, scholars and lawyers working in the area of intellectual property law.

The Copyright Handbook

Author: Stephen Fishman

Publisher: NOLO


Category: Copyright

Page: 432

View: 567

This must-have handbook for writers and artists provides every form necessary to protect creative expression under U.S. and international copyright law. With step-by-step instructions, it illustrates how to: -- register a creative work-- transfer copyright ownership-- define and avoid infringement-- maintain electronic publishing rights-- and moreAll forms come as tear-outs and on CD-ROM.

Western Dualism and the Regulation of Cultural Production

Author: Fiona MacMillan

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Art

Page: 124

View: 845

This work examines the dualistic thinking that characterizes the legal regimes governing creativity and cultural production. It reflects on the problem of regulating creativity and cultural production according to Western thought systems in a world that is not only Western.

Identity Protection: Clear and Unbiased Facts About Identity Theft

Author: Daryl Bowman

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc


Category: Reference


View: 506

When you think of identity theft, you probably think of people using credit cards that are in someone else s name. Though this does happen often, it really is just caused by cashiers who are too lazy to check the back of the card, demand identification, or check that signatures match exactly. When learning how to protect your identity, one of the first things you should do is to stop carrying your social security card with you, if you still do. A social security card is the single most dangerous form of ID to lose. It can make life for an identity thief much easier. Since most adults have their social security number memorized anyway, there really is no reason to carry it with you all the time. Grab this ebook today to learn everything you need to know.
Social Science

PPE Made Easy

Author: Jeffrey O. Stull

Publisher: Government Institutes


Category: Social Science

Page: 614

View: 695

Using an easy-to-use checklist format, author Jeffrey Stull, an internationally recognized expert in the area of protective clothing, examines the types of industrial and fire hazards that warrant PPE protection. He also covers how to select equipment from the range of products available, which materials are affected by the hazards, and how that influences selection, care, and maintenance of PPE.

Sessional Papers




Category: Canada


View: 121

"Report of the Dominion fishery commission on the fisheries of the province of Ontario, 1893", issued as vol. 26, no. 7, supplement.