European Copyright Law
Edited by Michel Walter and Silke von Lewinski
Michel M Walter is a Honorary Professor at the Vienna University Law School and Visiting Professor at the Danube University Krems, specializing in intellectual property rights. He teaches in a number of universities and master programs. He was a member of the EC group of Copyright experts Brussels and of the Austrian Copyright Arbitration Board. Michel M Walter is a practicing lawyer in Vienna, president of the Austrian Group of ALAI and co-editor of the journal Medien und Recht International (Media and Law International). He is a well known authority in the field of intellectual property rights and author of numerous articles and books in particular on national, European and International copyright and related rights as well as private international law.
Dr. Silke Von Lewinski is a head of department who specializes in international and European copyright law at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Munich. She has been an expert consulting the European Commission, eg on the EC Rental Rights Directive, and the WIPO Diplomatic Conference 1996, which led to the WCT and WPPT (preparation, and member of the EC delegation). She has been the chief legal expert consulting the governments of Eastern and Central European and former Soviet countries on their copyright legislation in the framework of the initial EC's TA programs from 1995 and works under subsequent programs, including in Asia. In addition, Dr. von Lewinski is teaching at different universities and institutions worldwide, such as at Franklin Pierce Law Center (USA) and at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center.
Prof. Dr. Walter Blocher - Institut für Wirtschaftsrecht, Universität Kassel, Kassel
Prof. Dr. Thomas Dreier - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe
Dr. Anke Schierholz - Verwertungsgesellschaft Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Dr. Felix Daum - Deschka Klein Daum Rechtsanwaelte-Partnerschaft, Vienna