«How to Fix Copyright» a review of the monograph: Patry W. How to Fix Copyright. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011. 336 p.

A.G. Matveev

Perm State National Research University
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Abstract: Research critical of copyright, are now very popular in Anglo-American jurisprudence. However, few critics suggest specific ways for a fundamental improvement of the copyright laws. The present review is devoted to the analysis of one of these wo The author of the book is William Patry. He is one of the most famous and recognized experts on copyright in the United States. The aim of the book is the answer to the question how to make copyright laws better.

The book contains extensive factual material with which William Patry shows inefficiency and excessive rigidity of copyright law in the digital age. If the buyer has the right to give the book to read it to his friends, the buyer is the file containing the work can be limited copyright to copy a file to another device or printed text.

In the review idea by W. Patry how to fix copyright are analyzed. The review concluded that the recommendation of William Patry does not represent an absolute novelty. It is obvious that the author considers to be the perfect of copyright law the model «copyright» XVIII–XIX centuries. In particular, William Patry suggests reducing copyright terms and return the institution of registration of these rights. The book will undoubtedly be of interest to those interested in copyright issues. The review also notes a few drawbacks that are in the book. For example, in the book there is no analysis of the institution of the moral rights of the author, which is global.

Keywords: copyright law; exclusive copyright; public domain; public interest; rationale of copyright; Internet; the term of copyright




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