Copyright Law and the Information Society in Asia

Edited by: Christopher Heath, Kung-Chung Liu

This volume takes a look at the six most important current topics arising from copyright law in the information society, and for each topic provides an in-depth introduction that compares the approaches taken in Europe and the US. Each topic is introduced by an expert, and the issues are then analyzed in separate country reports representing nine Asian jurisdictions: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines. The topics examined are: the expansion of copyright law and its social justification; internet trade, digital works, and parallel imports; the collective exercise of copyrights; the law on anti-circumvention and digital rights management; copyright contracts, public policy, and antitrust; and contributory and vicarious liability for copyright infringement.


276 pages

Publication Date: 1/1/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781841136547