Copyright Law offers a comprehensive resource for practitioners, students and those in copyright-dependent industries. It deals with all the private law regimes within the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth) – proprietary copyright, technical protection measures, performers’ rights and moral rights.
The work has a strong focus on Australian jurisprudence and law reform, and provides expositions of complex matters within their treaty law, litigious, technological, historical or political contexts. Particularly thorough treatments are given to areas that frequently present difficulty in practice, such as implied licences, title, Copyright Tribunal jurisdiction, the interface with design law and copyright damages.
The work also provides an explanation of territoriality, private international law principles relating to copyright and jurisdictional attachment. This is done in a way that both delineates the limits of Australian copyright jurisdiction, and sets out the various pathways for entry into that jurisdiction.
This book represents a much-needed cohesive account of the area, in which lateral cross-cutting influences between the various topics are identified.