Annotated Leading Copyright Cases in Major Asian Jurisdictions
Taken together, this volume presents a useful guide for copyright practitioners, professionals, lawyers, and judges alike in addition to acting as a primer for students and businessmen planning to enter Asia’s exciting world of copyright. It also serves as a handbook for policy makers, both within Asia and further afield.
In the copyright arena, Asia has special features. Being home to almost half of the world’s population, Asia is the fastest growing economic region (which stimulates the need for creative works) and has been the world’s factory (technically capable of exploiting creative works) for decades. And yet, Asia lacks effective collective management organizations (“CMOs”) to bridge the gap between rightsholders and users, rendering copyright regimes only law in book, rather than law in action. Notable exceptions include Japan, Hong Kong, and perhaps Singapore. The lack of functional CMOs almost unavoidably leads to rampant piracy in Asia, which triggers overuse of criminal sanctions.
Chapter 1 Introduction Copyright Laws and Cases in Major Asian Jurisdictions
Chapter 2 Digital Copyright
Chapter 3 Collective Copyright
Chapter 4 Criminal Copyright
Chapter 5 Limits to Copyright Protection
Chapter 6 The Relationship between Copyright and Other Forms of Protection
Chapter 7 Jurisdiction and Applicable Laws for Copyright Litigation
Appendix Certainty and Uncertainty of Cross-Border Copyright Infringement Litigation in Singapore