Title: Copyright law, the internet, and education: does Fijian copyright law work in the web environment?

Authors: Deepak Prasad

Addresses: Centre for Flexible and Distance Learning, University of the South Pacific, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji

Abstract: The arrival of the internet technologies has generated numerous waves of challenges to copyright. The central research question in this paper is to examine whether or not Fiji's copyright law works in the web environment and in particular how it might be improved to promote education, while maintaining an appropriate balance between the rights of copyright owners and the needs of the users of copyrighted works.

Keywords: copyright law; internet; world wide web; education promotion; TRIPS; international agreements; trade related aspects; intellectual property rights; WIPO; World Intellectual Property Organization; United Nations; UN; WIPO Copyright Treaty; WCT; international treaties; WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty; WPPT; Berne Convention; literary works; artistic works; international agreements; Rome Convention; copyright protection; performers; producers; broadcasting organisations; United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property; BIRPI; Fiji; web environments; copyright owners; copyrighted works; user needs; intellectual property management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2012.049899

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2012 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.283 - 303

Available online: 18 Oct 2012 *

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