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Defences to Copyright Infringement: Creativity, Innovation and Freedom on the Internet

Stavroula Karapapa


Defences to copyright infringement have gained increased significance over the past twenty years. The fourth industrial revolution emerged with the development of innovative copy-reliant services and business models, transforming the way in which copyright works can be used, from digital learning methods to mass digitization initiatives, media monitoring services, image transformation tools, and content mining technologies. The lawfulness of such innovative services and business methods, which arguably have the potential to enhance public welfare, is dubious and challenges copyright law. EU co ... More

Keywords: copyright infringement, defences, exceptions and limitations, copy-reliant technologies, fourth industrial revolution, permissible use, public domain

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198795636
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198795636.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stavroula Karapapa, author
Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Law, University of Reading