Copyright, Contracts, Creators: New Media, New Rules by Giuseppina D'Agostino

By Giuseppina D'Agostino

The electronic international has positioned content material inside arm's succeed in of hope. not can an writer be chuffed that her highbrow estate is accurately encased in a sure booklet, nor can a photographer comprehend the place his paintings may be displayed or shared, nor can a author relaxation guaranteed that her article can be fed on within the meant journal or newspaper. The Internet-fueled recycling of current works into new media is the best problem to copyright legislation.
Copyright, Contracts, Creators evaluates the efficacy of present copyright legislation to handle the contracting and use of artistic works. It seems specifically at freelance works and argues that their copyright remedy on a countrywide and overseas point is insufficient to solve ambiguities within the contracting and makes use of of the paintings. Giuseppina D'Agostino discusses how traditionally legislation and courts have been extra sympathetic to creators, and the way the net revolution has shifted the scales to desire proprietors. accordingly, creators frequently locate themselves at opposing ends with copyright vendors, and in a disproportionately weaker bargaining place that areas great pressure on their livelihoods. She argues that this difficulty places society susceptible to wasting its so much valued asset: expert creators. the writer demands a brand new framework to justify legislative provisions and unravel ambiguities whereas suggesting rules and mechanisms to handle the insufficient remedy of freelance paintings.
Scholars and scholars of legislation, cultural experiences, and highbrow estate will locate this quantity a severe addition to their libraries. past those, coverage makers, legal professionals and a person concerned about the blurring traces of highbrow estate within the age of our on-line world will welcome the author's insights.

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This issue was never definitively resolved. The United States, like many other countries, continues to maintain ex ante licensing rules. The European Union has threatened to bring a WTO dispute based on US ex ante regulations but has not done so, perhaps because the United States has not denied European carriers’ applications. Both the United States and other Members used some creativity to address the foreign investment issue. For its part, the United States offered to 26 kelly cameron allow foreign suppliers to own up to 100 per cent of any US telecommunications supplier indirectly, that is, through US subsidiaries.

In truth, both sides were right. The FCC’s ECO test was a measure designed to promote competition because it applied only to dominant carriers seeking to provide service between the United States and their home country. US carriers and the FCC legitimately feared that dominant foreign carriers would be able to use their market power in their home markets to discriminate against or compete unfairly with US carriers unless the foreign market was fully open to competition. The FCC’s rules, by these terms, would not have applied to a non-dominant foreign carrier providing service between the United States and its home market.

Articles II:2 and XIV of the GATS. See Christoph Beat Graber, Chapter 7, Ivan Bernier, Chapter 8 and Robert Frieden, Chapter 12 below. 20/2, 30 September 2002, p. 14. introduction 15 is eventually to be considered as a good subject to the GATT. The latter is indeed a less flexible instrument, and all its provisions apply equally to all non-agricultural goods. Thus, formal clarification would be welcome here. Secondly, current definitions of audio-visual services under the GATS may be confusing.

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