Title: Intellectual property and cultural expressions in a digital environment

Authors: Lilian Richieri Hanania

Addresses: University of Paris I – Pantheon – Sorbonne, Paris, France

Abstract: This article aims at examining to which extent the intellectual property system, and particularly the copyright system, is still capable of fostering creativity and spreading different opinions and cultures in the digital era. In fact, the adjustment of the intellectual property system to the digital environment seems to be among fundamental measures for promoting richer and more balanced cultural exchanges. The strengthening of copyright protection implies today the questioning of the system legitimacy.

Keywords: intellectual property management; copyright; cultural expression; creative industries; digital environments; limitations and exceptions; Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works; Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; TRIPS; World Intellectual Property Organization; WIPO Copyright Treaty; digital rights management; DRM; piracy; developing countries; law.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2010.029752

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2010 Vol.4 No.1/2, pp.96 - 113

Available online: 01 Dec 2009 *

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