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Copyright On The Internet: A Comparison Of U.S. And E.C. Protection, Erik Daems Jan 1998

Copyright On The Internet: A Comparison Of U.S. And E.C. Protection, Erik Daems

LLM Theses and Essays

The advancement in technology, the information super highway and the internet have threatened the intellectual property of copyright owners. There is now, a relative ease in the copying, reproduction and transmission of copyrighted work through digitization. This thesis explores the legal systems of the United States, and the European Community, and their proposals towards adequate protection of works from copyright infringement. The thesis examines the competing interests of the copyright owner, the rights of users of the internet, and the role of the legislators in the United States and the European Community in balancing and protecting these interests.


Copyright Protection Of Software, Severine Desimpelaere Jan 1998

Copyright Protection Of Software, Severine Desimpelaere

LLM Theses and Essays

Computer technology has developed within the last decades with many advancements which require intellectual property protections. This thesis addresses the need for the legal protection of software by the vast body of copyright laws. This thesis examines the history, nature, textual and practical compositions of copyright laws and their adaptability to computer technology. The thesis further analyses the scope of copyright protection with emphasis on the Computer Software Copyright Act of 1980 (CSCA), the regime of international conventions for the protection of software as well as other statutory protections for the owners and users of the software. The thesis concludes ...


The Impact Of The Kodak Decision To Antitrust Tying Challenges In Trademark Licensing: The Search For Legal Certainty, Clotilde Forest Jan 1998

The Impact Of The Kodak Decision To Antitrust Tying Challenges In Trademark Licensing: The Search For Legal Certainty, Clotilde Forest

LLM Theses and Essays

The recent increase in trademark licensing has drawn the attention of antitrust authorities. This paper focuses on establishing patterns as to the validity, under antitrust law, of “hot” clauses present in medium to long term marketing programs especially in the light of the recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Eastman Kodak Co. v. Image Technical Services, Inc., 504 U.S. 451 (1992). The paper explores the contractual policy of having stable legal standards to ensure an efficient implementation of contractual terms that are immunized from adverse antitrust challenges throughout the term of the contract. This ...


Foreign Banking Legislation In The U.S., Jun Chen Jan 1998

Foreign Banking Legislation In The U.S., Jun Chen

LLM Theses and Essays

This thesis addresses the dramatic change in legislation for the operation of foreign banks in the U.S in reaction to more recent myriad of opportunities for foreign banks within the U.S. The author takes on an historical perspective to the nature and concept of foreign banking, the International Banking Act of 1978, the Foreign Bank Supervision Enhancement Act of 1991, and the problems and lessons learned from the Daiwa and BCCI scandals. The author concludes with analysis and comments on current U.S. foreign banking legislation while proposing that U.S. banking regulations on foreign banks, though necessary ...