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Fragmented Copyright, Fragmented Management: Proposals to Defrag Copyright Management

dc.contributor.authorGervais, Daniel J.
dc.contributor.authorMaurushat, Alana
dc.identifier.citation2 Canadian Journal of Law & Technology 15 (2003)en_US
dc.descriptionarticle published in law journalen_US
dc.description.abstractThe collective management of copyright in Canada was conceived as a solution to alleviate the problem of inefficiency of individual rights management. Creators could not license, collect and enforce copyright efficiently on an individual basis. Requiring users to obtain permission from individual copyright holders for the use of a work was equally inefficient. Collectives, therefore, emerged to facilitate the clearance of rights between creators and users. Even with the facilitation of collectives in the process, clearing rights remains an inherently difficult and convoluted process. This is especially so in the age of the Internet where clearing rights for multimedia products presents new unprecedented challenges. As a result of an infelicitous legal evolution and the multiplication of collectives, fragmentation of copyright, and the way in which it is usedc and enforced, has occurred. This paper addresses the problems associated with fragmentation and offers solutions to "defrag" the collective management of copyright in Canada.en_US
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dc.publisherCanadian Journal of Law & Technologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshCopyright -- Canadaen_US
dc.subject.lcshCopyright clearinghouses -- Canadaen_US
dc.subject.lcshDigital rights management -- Canadaen_US
dc.titleFragmented Copyright, Fragmented Management: Proposals to Defrag Copyright Managementen_US

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