Perpetual copyright and constitutional property

Deazley, R. and McCarthy, F. (2018) Perpetual copyright and constitutional property. Intellectual Property Quarterly, 2018(4), pp. 253-278.

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Considers whether the UK rule that certain unpublished works remain in copyright until 2039 irrespective of their creation date should be revised. Examines the background to Australia's abolition of perpetual copyright, its impact on constitutional property protection, and its lessons for the UK. Suggests a model for UK copyright term reduction, assesses its compatibility with ECHR Protocol 1 art.1, and notes the relevance of publication right.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Deazley, Professor Ronan and McCarthy, Professor Frankie
Authors: Deazley, R., and McCarthy, F.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Intellectual Property Quarterly
Publisher:Sweet and Maxwell
ISSN (Online):1364-906X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2018 Thomson Reuters and its Contributors
First Published:First published in Intellectual Property Quarterly 2018(4): 253-278
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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