Copinger on Copyright 17e MW+Sup

Copinger on Copyright 17e MW+Sup

By Nicholas Caddick, Gillian Davies, Gwilym Harbottle


$1,486.79 RRP

Date: 31/03/2019

Code: 9780414064300

Sweet & Maxwell, UNITED KINGDOM

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A leading text in its field, Copinger & Skone James on Copyright offers thorough and comprehensive coverage of the main aspects of copyright and connected rights.

This new edition has been extensively rewritten to take account of the increasing significance of International and European law in this field. Volume 1 contains commentary and analysis with Volume 2 featuring legislation and materials.

The title takes a subject by subject approach to take you through Copyright, Rights in Performances, Rights in Designs, Moral Rights and a variety of Miscellaneous Rights.


  • Presents the definitive guide on copyright in the UK
  • Provides rigorous analysis of legislation and case law
  • Offers analytical, high-level commentary, whilst maintaining a practice-focused edge
  • Deals with rights for copyright owners, available defences and remedies
  • Provides practical guidance on how to get the best out of the law of copyright, in order to protect intellectual property
  • Full coverage of connected rights including rights in performances, unregistered designs, moral rights
  • Reproduces key statutory materials


  • Goes through all the key aspects of copyright, including requirements for copyright protection, authorship of copyright works, chain of title, duration, infringement and permitted acts

Other rights:

  • Deals with rights in performance, including substantive rights, ownership and transmission of rights, consent and licensing, infringement and remedies and penalties for infringement
  • Looks in detail at unregistered design rights (UK and Community) and the protection of industrial application, examining topics such as title to and dealings with design rights, the rights of the owner, infringement and remedies. (Registered design law is covered in outline)
  • Examines moral rights including; the rights to claim authorship of the work, to object to derogatory treatment of a work, false attribution, privacy rights to certain photographs and films, duration of moral rights and remedies for infringement
  • Covers rights in relation to technological protection measures and rights management information
  • Looks at other connected rights such as publication right, database right and public lending right
  • Tackles a range of other rights, including semiconductor topographies, fraudulent reception of transmissions and artist’s resale right
  • Addresses exploitation and control of rights, dealing with exploitation in different industries, collecting societies, and the legal restraints which may operate to fetter the free exercise of exclusive rights

International and EU

  • Contains coverage of international aspects, looking at treaties and European Union law Reflects current international and EU law on copyright and connected rights
  • Analyses relevant international treaties
  • Discusses the relevant EU Directives and initiatives


  • Sets out the process for civil remedies, covering who may sue or take action, who may be sued, rights of seizure, defences and procedural matters
  • Includes criminal remedies
  • Covers seizure by customs of imported copies

Table of Contents


Introduction - Classification and Scope of the Protection of Copyright, Related Rights and Design Rights


  • Nature and History of Copyright
  • Requirements for Copyright Protection
  • Authorship of Copyright Works
  • Chain of Title Duration of Copyright
  • The Rights of a Copyright Owner: Primary Infringement
  • Secondary Infringement of Copyright
  • Permitted Acts
  • Crown and Parliamentary Rights

Moral Rights

  • Moral Rights of authors Moral rights of performers

Rights in Performances

  • Performers’ Rights
  • Rights of persons with recording rights

Design Right and the Protection of Works of Industrial Application

  • Design right Unregistered Community design
  • Registered designs (in outline)
  • Copyright in works of industrial application

Miscellaneous Rights

  • Semiconductor Topographies
  • Devices Designed to Circumvent Copy-Protection
  • Fraudulent Reception of Transmissions
  • Publication Right
  • Public Lending Right
  • Rights of Confidence
  • The Protection of Goodwill


  • Civil Remedies
  • Criminal Remedies

International Aspects

  • International Treaties
  • Community Law The Protection of Copyright Works Abroad

Exploitation and Control of Rights

  • Exploitation of Rights in Particular Industries
  • Collecting Societies
  • Control of the Exercise of Copyrights and Related Rights
  • Taxation


Copyright, designs and patents act 1988 and related materials

  • Copyright, Designs and Patent Acts 1988 as variously amended
  • The Broadcasting Act 1990
  • Regulations amending the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and transitional provisions
  • The Copyright and Rights in databases Regulations 1997 as amended
  • Regulations made under the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act
  • Commencement Orders (Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988)


  • Related legislation and materials
  • Orders in council
  • Table of parliamentary debates
  • Repealed statutes
  • Copyright conventions and agreements
  • Treaty of Rome
  • EC directives EC council decisions & directives
  • Precedents and court forms

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