Definition

Copyright (Ro.: drept de autor, De.: ~s Urheberrecht, Fr.: droit d’auteur, n.m., Gr.: πνευματική ιδιοκτησία, Cz.: autorská práva) (See also: patent, trademark, authorship, intellectual property) =  a legal concept which expresses the respect and protection of the right of creators in their works, in any tangible medium of expression, known at the moment or later developed. The creator thus has exclusive ownership rights over the results of his/her work.

 

Useful links

Legislation 

http://www.wto.org/english/tratop_e/trips_e/t_agm0_e.htm - Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights 1994 – WTO [English]

http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/text.jsp?file_id=288514 - Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property [English]

http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/text.jsp?file_id=295166 – WIPO Copyright Treaty Geneva 1996 [English]

http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/text.jsp?file_id=283698 - Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works [English]

http://www.wipo.int/treaties/en/text.jsp?file_id=295837 – Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual performances 2012 [English]

http://www.wipo.int/wipolex/en/text.jsp?file_id=154395 - Act No. LXXVI of 1999 on Copyright, Hungary [English]

http://www.cdep.ro/pls/legis/legis_pck.htp_act_text?idt=10396 – Romanian Copyright Law 1996, Romania [Romanian]

Jurisprudence

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/search/display.html?terms=copyright&url=/supct/html/00-201.ZS.html - NEW YORK TIMES CO. v. TASINI (00-201) 533 U.S. 483, 2001

http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/search/display.html?terms=copyright&url=/supct/html/05-1056.ZS.html - MICROSOFT CORP. v. AT&T CORP. (No. 05-1056), 2007

http://curia.europa.eu/juris/liste.jsf?language=en&num=C-281/09 - European Commission v. Kingdom of Spain, Case C-281/09, 2011

http://curia.europa.eu/juris/liste.jsf?language=en&num=C-403/08 - Football Association Premier League Ltd. and Others v. QC Leisure and Others (C-403/08) and Karen Murphy v. Media Protection Services Ltd. (C-429/08), 2011

Organisations and associations 

http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/ - World Intellectual Property Organization

http://www.ipo.gov.uk/ - Intellectual Property Office (United Kingdom)

http://www.csusa.org/ - The Copyright Society of the US (USA)

http://www.internationalpublishers.org/ - The International Publishers Association

http://www.eucopyright.com/ - The EU Copyright Office

Online publications 

http://books.google.ro/books?id=_bOYZa_NCdkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=copyright&hl=en&sa=X&ei=YLFmU9-bM6ew7AaRn4DIAQ&ved=0CD0Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=copyright&f=false – Patry, W., 2009, Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars, Oxford: Oxford University Press

http://books.google.ro/books?id=8-4catWPy84C&printsec=frontcover&dq=copyright&hl=en&sa=X&ei=YLFmU9-bM6ew7AaRn4DIAQ&ved=0CEMQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=copyright&f=false – Patry, W., 2011, How to fix Copyright, Oxford: Oxford University Press

http://books.google.ro/books?id=UWcBAQAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=copyright+law&hl=en&sa=X&ei=krFmU82EDc-M7Aa5zYHoCw&ved=0CD0Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=copyright%20law&f=false – Goldstein, P., Bernt, P., 2012, International Copyright: Principles, Law and Practice, Oxford: Oxford University Press

http://books.google.ro/books?id=jraGTPY1YhIC&printsec=frontcover&dq=copyright+law&hl=en&sa=X&ei=krFmU82EDc-M7Aa5zYHoCw&ved=0CFUQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage&q=copyright%20law&f=false – 2009, Harmonizing European Copyright Law: The Challenges of Better Lawmaking, Kluwer Law International

http://books.google.ro/books?id=vbwBccM3Hd8C&printsec=frontcover&dq=copyright+law&hl=en&sa=X&ei=sbFmU_maHY3e7AbOsIDQCQ&ved=0CDQQ6AEwADgK#v=onepage&q=copyright%20law&f=false  – van Gompel, S., 2011, Formalities in Copyright Law: An Analysis of Their History, Rationales and Possible Future, Wolters Kluwer International

http://www.google.hu/books?hl=en&lr=&id=a-yu2-JUQNAC&oi=fnd&pg=PT31&dq=copyright&ots=5TV4eUGqmE&sig=B0n1Zn3MqTIit8g8zjdsl--HteI&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=copyright&f=false – Leaffer, M., 2010, Understanding Copyright Law, LexisNexis

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/csls/HavemanPaper4Nov.pdff - Haveman, H., Kluttz, D., 2013, Copyright Law, Cultural Conceptions of Authorship, and the American Magazine Industry

Publications 

Shi, W., 2008, Intellectual Property in the Global Trading System: EU-China Perspective, Berlin: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Weinstock Netanel, N., 2008, Copyright Paradox, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Georgescu, I., 2009, Managementul dreptului de autor, Craiova: Sitech

Romitan, C.R., Buta, P., 2008, Drept comunitar al proprietății intelectuale: dreptul de autor și drepturile conexe, Bucureşti: All Beck

Cornish, W., Llewelyn, G., Aplin, T., 2013, Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyright, Trademarks & Allied Rights, Sweet and Maxwell

Practical use

http://www.copyrightlaws.com/ - The Copyrightlaws.com

 

By Ioana Stupariu