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The First-Sale Doctrine in International Intellectual Property Law: Trade in Copyright Related Entertainment Products

Papadopoulos, Theo (2003) The First-Sale Doctrine in International Intellectual Property Law: Trade in Copyright Related Entertainment Products. Entertainment law, 2 (2). pp. 40-60. ISSN 1473-0987

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Abstract

The first-sale doctrine is a mechanism by which producers coordinate the international distribution of copyright related entertainment products and is the source of much litigation against unauthorised traders in copyright product. This article presents an economic analysis of copyright and the evolution of international intellectual property law. The objective is to highlight a contentious issue in international law; namely, the timing of the exhaustion of the right of first sale, and how this impacts upon trade in entertainment products, particularly sound recordings. The article demonstrates that international conventions, such as TRIPS, do not mandate the adoption of national exhaustion.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID5882, copyrigt law, first-sale doctrine, intellectual property, intellectual property law, copyright, entertainment, international distribution, sound recording, economic, multination entertainment (MNE), intellectual property rights
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1401 Economic Theory
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Law
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 26 May 2011 05:45
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2012 12:32
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/2481
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