By Irini A. Stamatoudi
Multimedia items became hugely profitable. but they can be inadequately safe via current nationwide and overseas copyright schemes. This examine is without doubt one of the first entire, comparative analyses of multimedia works and copyright safeguard. Stamatoudi considers the character of the multimedia paintings, and latest laws, in addition to collections and compilations, databases, audiovisual works and laptop courses. ultimately, she deals a version for a eu legislative resolution. Her paintings will curiosity lecturers and scholars, in addition to legal professionals and copyright coverage makers.
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Any structure, selection or arrangement of the data is subject to the command that is chosen or inserted by the user. The functions it performs may be functions which are computer related, but the commands themselves as they appear on the screen can still be viewed as data. In this sense the command procedure can be regarded as ‘contents’ and can therefore come under the same regime of protection as the one applied to contents. However, there will be cases where the command procedure is particularly sophisticated, especially where the multimedia product is sophisticated as well.
As previously mentioned, there might not only be copyright works forming the contents of a multimedia product. Patent, design and trade mark rights may also be involved. The laws relevant to their protection will apply in these cases. (2) The rightholders of the works of the authors mentioned in the ﬁrst category. Rightholders of the works which form the contents of a multimedia product can be any natural or legal persons. Usually rightholders are publishers, producers of phonograms and audiovisual works (generally employers), collecting societies, and so on.
Relevant issues are, for example, the clearing of rights in the contents, the ability to distinguish between the technical base and the multimedia work in new technological developments, and so on. 3 PROJECT PARTICIPANTS IN THE CREATION OF A MULTIMEDIA PRODUCT Usually many people are involved in the creation of a multimedia product. This poses a number of problems which will be discussed later in this book. The most important questions are who the author or authors of a multimedia product are and who qualify as rightholders in relation to which rights.
Copyright and Multimedia Products: A Comparative Analysis (Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law) by Irini A. Stamatoudi