Making Copyright Work for the Asian Pacific

Making Copyright Work for the Asian Pacific

Juxtaposing Harmonisation with Flexibility

Edited by: Susan Corbett orcid, Jessica Lai orcid

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This book provides a contemporary overview of developing areas of copyright law in the Asian Pacific region. While noting the tendency towards harmonisation through free trade agreements, the book takes the perspective that there is a significant amount of potential for the nations of the Asian Pacific region to work together, find common ground and shift international bargaining power. Moreover, in so doing, the region can tailor any regional agreements to suit local needs. The book addresses the development of norms in the region and the ways in which this can occur in light of the specific nature of the creator–owner–user paradigm in the region and the common interests of Indigenous peoples.


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Oct 2018
ANU Press
Arts & Humanities: Cultural Studies; Law; Social Sciences: Indigenous Studies, Social Policy & Administration

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Part 1: Norm-making

  1. TPP, RCEP and the Future of Copyright Norm-setting in the Asian Pacific (PDF, 0.2MB)Peter K Yu doi
  2. Copyright Harmonisation in the Asian Pacific Region: Weaving the Peoples Together? (PDF, 0.2MB)Lida Ayoubi doi
  3. Fair Use and Traditional Cultural Expressions (PDF, 0.2MB)Natalie P Stoianoff and Evana Wright doi

Part 2: Norm-taking?

  1. Copyright Reform in the 21st Century: Adding Privacy Considerations into the Normative Mix (PDF, 0.2MB)Doris Estelle Long doi
  2. Free Trade Agreements with the United States, Rulemaking and TPMs: Why Asian Pacific Nations Should Resist Increased Regulation of TPMs in their Domestic Copyright Laws (PDF, 0.2MB)Susan Corbett doi

Part 3: Users and Access

  1. Harmony and Counterpoint: Dancing with Fair Use in New Zealand and Australia (PDF, 0.2MB)Melanie Johnson, Robin Wright and Susan Corbett doi
  2. Open Government Data Licences in the Greater China Region (PDF, 0.3MB)Jyh-An Lee doi

Part 4: Non-authors?

  1. Putting Artists and Guardians of Indigenous Works First: Towards a Restricted Scope of Freedom of Panorama in the Asian Pacific Region (PDF, 0.2MB)Jonathan Barrett doi
  2. The Development of Performers’ Rights in New Zealand: Lessons for the Asian Pacific Region? (PDF, 0.2MB)Jessica C Lai doi

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