Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 March 2020

448 Pages


ISBN: 9780198795636

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A new practitioner law publication

Defences to Copyright Infringement

Creativity, Innovation and Freedom on the Internet

Stavroula Karapapa

  • Adopts a holistic approach to the diverse body of defences available within copyright law through a systematic analysis and original classification.
  • Develops a coherent theoretical and doctrinal framework for copyright defences as an internal and autonomous concept of copyright law
  • Discusses copyright defences in light of the unique challenges of the information society and the recent uncertainty surrounding the fourth industrial revolution, including mass digitisation and artificial intelligence, offering an analysis of copyright defences in the wider context of the "law and technology" debate
  • Offers concrete policy recommendations on how to develop copyright exceptions and limitations in a way that enhances creativity and innovation, and in line with the objectives and principles of copyright law and EU harmonization
  • Draws insights from a wide range of sources, including recent legislative and judicial developments and making references to an extensive set of cases and materials from EU Member States

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