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Intellectual Property Law

Columbia Law School

Berkeley Technology Law Journal

2013

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"With Untired Spirits And Formal Constancy": Berne Compatibility Of Formal Declaratory Measures To Enhance Copyright Title-Searching, Jane C. Ginsburg Jan 2013

"With Untired Spirits And Formal Constancy": Berne Compatibility Of Formal Declaratory Measures To Enhance Copyright Title-Searching, Jane C. Ginsburg

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Formalities are back in fashion. Their acolytes fall into two camps, reflecting their different objectives. For formalities, which we shall define as conditions on the existence or enforcement of copyright, can divest authors of their rights, or instead enhance authors' exploitation of their works by alerting their audiences to the authors' claims. For one camp, formalities' confiscatory consequences, once perceived as barbaric, are to be celebrated. The more works from their authors' rights untimely ripped, cast into the public domain, or amputated in their enforcement, the better. Formalities can supply the cure for all copyright's ills, from over-inclusive subject ...