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Copyright and contribution to knowledge: towards a fair balance of interests in knowledge society

Dan, Elena Costina LU (2012) JAMM05 20111
Department of Law
Abstract
The present thesis explores the interface between copyright, competition and human rights in the outfit of knowledge society through the balance between both sides of the purpose of copyright, namely to encourage a dynamic creative culture, while returning value to creators and to provide widespread, affordable access to content for the public.
The landscape of intellectual property generally and copyright particularly witnessed important changes in the recent years, with an obvious impact on the public interest dimension. In the light of the debate about adopting new exceptions and limitations to copyright in order to answer to the needs of the public to use the knowledge that resides in the copyrighted materials, we allege for the use... (More)
The present thesis explores the interface between copyright, competition and human rights in the outfit of knowledge society through the balance between both sides of the purpose of copyright, namely to encourage a dynamic creative culture, while returning value to creators and to provide widespread, affordable access to content for the public.
The landscape of intellectual property generally and copyright particularly witnessed important changes in the recent years, with an obvious impact on the public interest dimension. In the light of the debate about adopting new exceptions and limitations to copyright in order to answer to the needs of the public to use the knowledge that resides in the copyrighted materials, we allege for the use competition law as an existing tool in order to discuss how to approach the fair balance.
When copyright interferes with the right to information and the right to freedom of expression, both rights having as key resource knowledge, fundamental rights come into picture. Therefore, in the first part of the paper the relationship between knowledge and copyright is taken into consideration, creating the setting for competition as an appropriate mechanism to apply to copyright balance, to use it in the end in order to benefit human rights. (Less)
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author
Dan, Elena Costina LU
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organization
course
JAMM05 20111
year
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Master´s Programme in International Human Rights Law and Intellectual Property Law
language
English
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dan.elena@gmail.com

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2426831
date added to LUP
2012-08-31 13:40:28
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2012-08-31 13:40:28
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  abstract     = {The present thesis explores the interface between copyright, competition and human rights in the outfit of knowledge society through the balance between both sides of the purpose of copyright, namely to encourage a dynamic creative culture, while returning value to creators and to provide widespread, affordable access to content for the public. 
The landscape of intellectual property generally and copyright particularly witnessed important changes in the recent years, with an obvious impact on the public interest dimension. In the light of the debate about adopting new exceptions and limitations to copyright in order to answer to the needs of the public to use the knowledge that resides in the copyrighted materials, we allege for the use competition law as an existing tool in order to discuss how to approach the fair balance.
When copyright interferes with the right to information and the right to freedom of expression, both rights having as key resource knowledge, fundamental rights come into picture. Therefore, in the first part of the paper the relationship between knowledge and copyright is taken into consideration, creating the setting for competition as an appropriate mechanism to apply to copyright balance, to use it in the end in order to benefit human rights.},
  author       = {Dan, Elena Costina},
  keyword      = {Master´s Programme in International Human Rights Law and Intellectual Property Law},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Copyright and contribution to knowledge: towards a fair balance of interests in knowledge society},
  year         = {2012},
}