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Copyright Management Approaches
Copyright management approaches
BrianFitzgerald and DamienO'Brien
Introduction

This chapter examines the relationship between copyright law and the creation and dissemination of electronic theses and dissertations.

Copyright Law Principles

Copyright is an area of the law known as intellectual property law. It enables the copyright owner to control certain acts (such as the reproduction and the communication to the public of their copyright material) and to prevent others from using copyright material without the copyright owners' permission, through the granting of a group of exclusive rights to the copyright owner, subject to certain conditions and exceptions1. As a result of the increasing move towards standardised intellectual property laws through international organisations, such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and World Trade Organization (WTO), most countries now have ...

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