Title

Better a Sword Than a Shield: The Case for Statutory Fair Dealing/Use Right as Opposed to a Defence in the Light of the Disenfranchising Effect of Digital Rights Management and Anti-Circumvention Laws

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2008

Abstract

This paper endorses a reinvention of the general and flexible fair use doctrine through the simple powerful elevation of its legal status from a legal exception to that of a legal right, and identifies all the benefits that a fair use right entails.

Keywords

intellectual property; information technology; copyright law; statutory fair use; infringement; defence; exception; digital rights management; DRM; anti-circumvention

Discipline

Intellectual Property Law

Research Areas

Intellectual Property and Technology-related Law

Publication

International Journal of Private Law

Volume

1

Issue

1/2

First Page

157

ISSN

1753-6235

Identifier

10.1504/IJPL.2008.019438

Publisher

InderScience

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJPL.2008.019438