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International Copyright: Principles, Law, and Practice

Posted in General Commentary by Mike Dockins on November 10, 2010

In reviewing International Copyright: Principles, Law, and Practice, we were curious at what other’s had to say about the book. A description on Amazon.com caught my eye. Amazon.com noted that International Copyright “is an indispensable one-volume reference for practitioners and scholars of international copyright.” After reading the International Copyright, we could not agree more.

International Copyright is a second edition of treatise on the ins and outs of international copyright law. Written by Paul Goldstein and Bernt Hugenholtz nearly a decade after the first edition. The last decade has seen not enormous change in the law of copyright. The last decade has seen no shortage of legal changes and legal creations. The increased development and reliance on the internet, increased cross-national copyright infringement, and trade agreements have increased the complexity of international copyright law. The second edition of International Copyright delves into the last decade of copyright law, but also includes the content of the first edition intact but in a more user-friendly structure. (more…)