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Module Four: Copyrights and Related Rights

Subject Matter of Copyright


General


Protection does not extent to ideas
The condition of originality
Absence of formalities

Protected Works


Literary works
Artistic works, Scientific works
Computer programs
Compilations of data.
Right of Reproduction


Performing Rights
Broadcasting Rights
Recording Rights
Cinematographic Rights
Translation and adaptation Rights
Related Rights

Unprotected Works

Ownership and Rights Conferred
Ownership


Ownership and authorship
Who is the author?


Commissioned Works
Employer - Employee Relationship
Works of Joint Authorship
Translation and Performance Works

Rights Conferred


Subject matter of author’s rights
Moral rights


General
Characteristics of moral rights
Right of disclosure
Right of paternity
Right of respect for the work and its integrity.
Right of withdrawal.

Economic rights


General
Characteristics
Right of reproduction
Right of communication to the public
Right of transformation

Exploitation rights


Assignment
Mortgage and seizure
Licensing

Prohibition of unauthorized use
Exceptions to the right conferred
Non-voluntary licensing
Fair use doctrine


Concept
Conditions/ criteria of fair use
Fair use and personal use.
Cases of fair use
Copyright Protection Periods

Intellectual Property and Traditional Cultural Expressions


Introduction
Tangible and Intangible Expressions of Culture.
Use of the Term “Traditional”.
A Working Description of Traditional Cultural Expressions.
Describing “traditional cultural expressions”.

Traditional Knowledge


Introduction
Traditional Knowledge and the Intellectual Property (IP) system
Traditional Knowledge and the Global Marketplace
Challenges for the Future
Arab Society for Intellectual Property 2005

Legal protection


Civil
Criminal
Remedies available

Training
Four weeks real work experience