Abbe E.L. Brown, Charlotte Waelde (ed.), Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries

Author:Veronika Fischer
Position:Dr. jur., attorney at law in Karlsruhe, research assistant at the Center for Applied Legal studies, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Secretary General of the German Association for Law and Informatics (DGRI)
Pages:341-344
 
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Abbe E.L. Brown, Charlotte Waelde (ed.), Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries
2018
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Abbe E.L. Brown, Charlotte Waelde (ed.),
Research Handbook on Intellectual
Property and Creative Industries
Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK/Northampton, MA, USA, 2018
by Veronika Fischer, Dr. jur., attorney at law in Karlsruhe, research assistant at the Center for Applied Legal
studies, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), and Secretary General of the German Association for Law and
Informatics (DGRI).
© 2018 Veronika Fischer
Everybody may disseminate this ar ticle by electronic m eans and make it available for downloa d under the terms and
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Recommended citation: Veronika Fis cher, Book Review: Abbe E.L. Brown , Charlotte Waelde (ed.), Resear ch Handbook on
Intellectual Proper ty and Creative Industries, 9 (2018) JIPI TEC 341 para 1.
1 The collection was initiated in the series “Research
Handbooks on Intellectual Property” by Edward
Elgar. It follows an international and comparative
approach and brings together practitioners and
scholars to examine current issues in intellectual
property law and related elds such as life sciences,
geographical indications, indigenous intellectual
property, intellectual property exhaustion and
parallel imports, and so forth.
2
The editors of the volume, Abbe E.L. Brown (School of
Law, University of Aberdeen) and Charlotte Waelde
(Centre for Dance Research, Coventry University)
intend to investigate the signicance of intellectual
property law for the creative industries. In doing
so, they are faced with the challenge of dening
the term of the creative industries and at the same
time complementing the extensive literature on
this topic. For this purpose, the editors identied
particular regions and aspects that have been less
highlighted in the debate. Furthermore, they added
some selected interdisciplinary views. The focus is
on proving the legal framework against the backdrop
of disruptive technologies, the development of new
business models, and legal policy objectives.
3 The volume is divided into six parts. Part I: Setting
the Scene, forms the basis for further investigation
in the context of the challenges posed by digitization.
Philip Schlesinger (University of Glasgow) recalls the
discussion about the economization aspect of the
creative industries on the one hand and the identity-
creating effect of the so-called cultural industries on
the other. He then discusses relevant developments
in European legislation, in particular the regulation
of cross-border portability of online content and the
Digital Single Market Strategy, which form a part of
an economically oriented Agenda.
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Afterwards, Mathilde Pavis, Hasan Kadir Yilmaztekin
(University of Exeter) and Stina Teilmann-Lock
(University of Southern Denmark) give an introduction
to the various intellectual property rights and
their respective objectives. While Pavis focuses
on copyright and related rights, Teilmann-Lock
explores designs, utility models and patents, and
Yilmaztekin deals with trademarks, passing off and
unfair competition.
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Christian Handke (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
explores the economic perspective. He addresses
resource allocation, market failure and the challenges
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