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2006

Comparative and Foreign Law

Richard Li-dar Wang

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Dmca Anti-Circumvention Provisions In A Different Light: Perspectives From Transnational Observation Of Five Jurisdictions, Richard Li-Dar Wang Dec 2005

Dmca Anti-Circumvention Provisions In A Different Light: Perspectives From Transnational Observation Of Five Jurisdictions, Richard Li-Dar Wang

Richard Li-dar Wang

In order to cope with the challenge posed by high-quality digital copying of copyrightable works, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and a number of its members have determined to incorporate anticircumvention provisions in 1996 WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and their domestic copyright laws. Even though these countries adopted this brand new regulation close in time, they approached the same problem in quite different manners, especially divergent with regard to public domain and fair use privileges. Since the two limitations on copyright play a key role in preserving free dissemination of information and preventing authors from over-asserting their exclusive rights ...