Copyright and Related Rights

Professors: C. Geiger, Ph.D.
T. Hassler, Ph.D.
J. Dabovik-Anastasovska, Ph.D.
B.Davitkovski, Ph.D.
R.Zivkovska, PhD.
N.Gavrilovik, Ph.D
N.Zdraveva, Ph.D

Content

1.    The World of Copyright
1.1.    An Overview of Copyright Law
1.2.    History and Philosophy of Copyright Law
1.3.    Recent  Developments of Copyright Law
1.4.    Significance of the Copyright Law
2.    Sources of Copyright Law
2.1.    International Sources of Copyright Law
2.2.    EU Sources of Copyright Law
2.3.    National Sources of Copyright Law  
3.    Copyright Protection
4.    Subject Matter of Copyright Protection
4.1.    Types of Works
4.2.    Traditional Knowledge and Folklore
5.    Criteria for Protection
5.1.    Recorded in Material Form
5.2.    Originality
6.    Authorship and Ownership
6.1.    Authors and Co-autors
6.2.    Ownership of copyrights in employment and commissioned works
7.    Scope of Copyrights
7.1.    Moral Rights
7.2.    Economic Rights
8.    Related Rights and Types of Related Rights
9.    Scope of Protection of Related Rights
10.    Term of Copyrights and Related Rights
11.    Exploitation of Copyrights and Related Rights
11.1.    Assignment
11.2.    Licensing
11.3.    Collecting Societies
12.    Limits on Exploitation of Copyright and Related Rights
12.1.    Compulsory Licences
12.2.    Technological Measures of Protection
13.    Enforcement of Copyrights and Related Rights
14.    Infringement of Copyrights and Rlated Rights and Defences

Literature

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