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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 caught my eye. 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.

While International Copyright deals with complex topics, the authors have eloquently written the treatise in a way that any practitioners with only a working knowledge of copyright law could understand. The book starts with a history of international copyright law and various international copyright treaties (and updates to those treaties). The history of the treaties is both interesting and informative in showing why the treaties were necessary, but also in pointing out the numerous issues that international copyright law can create. International Copyright also includes full copies of the Berne Convention, WIPO Copyright treaty, and TRIPs agreement, and other agreements and treaties for reference.

The best part of International Copyright is that the treatise provides a survey of copyright practice around the world in transactional settings and litigation settings. Better still, the analysis provides insight regarding protecting foreign works in the United States and protecting United States works abroad.

This treatise and its easy to read and easier to follow format will provide an invaluable reference work for our practice. We strongly recommended this treatise for any lawyer interested in copyright law and international trade issues. International Copyright really is “an indispensable one-volume reference for practitioners and scholars of international copyright”. To purchase your copy of International Copyright: Principles, Law, and Practice visit here.

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  1. Patent Agent said, on November 10, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    Good to see Mike throwing in another post. ;) We don’t want Jake to have all the fun. Great work – great blog. Thanks.

  2. abhishek said, on November 17, 2010 at 3:24 am

    Thanks for giving information on International Copyright. See Indian Copyright

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