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EU digital copyright law and the end-user

To what extent is the user of a copyrighted digital work entitled to make a copy for personal use of the work without the copyright holder??'s consent? Are file-sharers shielded from copyright liability under the exception of private copying when they download music files from peer-to-peer networks for free? May Digital Rights Management (DRM) technologies solve the digital copyright dilemma and become???user-friendly???? These are some of the questions that this book considers in its thorough exploration of the legal framework of EU digital copyright law from the perspective of the???end-us
eBook, English, 2008
Springer, Berlin, 2008
1 online resource (xx, 374 pages)
9783540759850, 9783540759843, 9781281377203, 9786611377205, 3540759859, 3540759840, 1281377201, 6611377204
Impact of digitisation on the desirability of copyright exceptions
Copyright harmonisation according to technological dictates
The legal treatment of copyright exception under secondary EU law
Digital copyright law : general policy issues under the EC treaty
Implications of sharing copyrighted works on the internet
Freedom of use vs. DRM technology
Copyright policy alternatives for preserving end-user freedom of expression and information
Conclusion : towards a better EU copyright law
Appendix I. Digital rights management : the technological scenario
Appendix II. Examples of national transposition of Article 6(4) of the InfoSoc directive
Appendix III. Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and the council of 22 May 2001 on the harmonisation of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society