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Sunday, 3 December 2006


Trilingual blog from the land of the tricoleur

The IPKat recently discovered IPPI, a Russian/French/English language IP blog by Gala Paricheva, an IP specialised lawyer who lives and works in Paris, France. The IPKat says, good luck Gala and keep up the good work: it's good to see more European IP bloggers.

More New Directions in Copyright Law

This, the third in the series of New Directions papers published by Edward Elgar with what appears to be increasing frequency, is edited by Fiona Macmillan (School of Law, Birkbeck, University of London) together with fellow Australian Kathy Bowrey (Faculty of Law, University of Technology, Sydney). A fourth volume will follow.

What the publisher says:

This book, the third in the series, follows the themes considered in the first two volumes and brings together perspectives on copyright from law, politics, economics, cultural studies and social theory in an effort to forge a truly coherent and meaningful agenda for the future of copyright. Contents: Preface Part I: Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Culture Part II: Developments in Rights Neighbouring on Copyright".
What the IPKat says:
Published in association with the AHRC Research Council, this collection of papers shows that, despite its longevity as a legal concept, copyright has not exhausted its potential to surprise and delight its students. Having welcomed the earlier volumes, the IPKat was looking forward to this one: he was not disappointed. This time we have two dollops of scholar and fellow blogger Johanna Gibson, one provocatively entitled "Community and the Exhaustion of Culture: Creative Territories in Traditional Cultural Expressions"; the other, "A Right to My Public: Copyright, Human right or Privacy?". There's also a sharp piece of critical analysis from Kimberlee Weatherall on "Pretend-y Rights" - addressing the "insanely complicated new regime" for performers' protection in Australia. Highly commended is Matthew Rimmer's chapter on the moral rights of landscape architects. But even if you're not Australian, there's plenty to read, to think about and to enjoy.
Bibliographic details: 264 pp Hardback, x + 249pp. ISBNs 1 84542 262 7 and 13 978 1 84542 262 2. Normal price £59.95; price from publisher's website £53.96. Rupture factor: mild to non-existent.

Full contents here
Earlier New Directions books here


Dariusz Czuchaj said...

This blog is in Bulgarian, not Russian

"This is my blog about the Intellectual Property world, applicable law, strategies of protection and my respective thoughts. You will see texts in French (en français), Bulgarian (на български) and English. Welcome!"

Jeremy said...

Thanks, Dariusz, for putting me right. In my defence I can only say that I'm not a very talented linguist and that it looked Russian at the time ...

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