User generated content and its authors

Iljadica, M. (2020) User generated content and its authors. In: Aplin, T. (ed.) Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Digital Technologies. Series: Research handbooks in intellectual property. Edward Elgar: Cheltenham, UK, pp. 163-185. ISBN 9781785368332 (doi:10.4337/9781785368349.00015)

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User generated content (UGC) may not be a novel form of creativity but it does present us with a conceptual category that has come to relatively recent, and sometimes spectacular, prominence because of the easy dissemination of such content online. UGC is ‘new’ in offering a primarily social approach to creative production. The copyright implications of UGC have been addressed within the literature largely in relation to the question of exceptions to infringement: this chapter considers the challenges which UGC poses to the operation of copyright rules regarding authorship and the subsistence of copyright.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Iljadica, Dr Marta
Authors: Iljadica, M.
Subjects:K Law > K Law (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Publisher:Edward Elgar
Published Online:07 January 2020

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