From music tracks to Google maps: Who owns computer-generated works?

Perry, M. and Margoni, T. (2010) From music tracks to Google maps: Who owns computer-generated works? Computer Law and Security Review, 26(6), pp. 621-629. (doi: 10.1016/j.clsr.2010.09.005)

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Increasingly the digital content used in everyday life has little or no human intervention in its creation. Typically, when such content is delivered to consumers it comes with attached claims of copyright. However, depending on the jurisdiction, approaches to ownership of computer-generated works vary from legislated to uncertain. In this paper we look at the various approaches taken by the common law, such as in Canada, and the legislative approach taken in the United Kingdom. The options for how computer-generated works may be treated and suggestions for their best placement in copyright are discussed.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Margoni, Dr Thomas
Authors: Perry, M., and Margoni, T.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Computer Law and Security Review
ISSN (Online):0267-3649
Published Online:16 November 2010
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 Mark Perry and Thomas Margoni.
First Published:First published in Computer Law and Security Review 26(6):621-629
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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