Copyright (Ro.: drept de autor, De.: ~s Urheberrecht, Fr.: droit d’auteur, n.m., Gr.: πνευματική ιδιοκτησία, Cz.: autorská práva, Alb.: E drejta e Autorit) (See also: patent, trademark, authorship, intellectual property) =  a legal concept which expresses the respect and protection of the right of creators in their works, in any tangible medium of expression, known at the moment or later developed. The creator thus has exclusive ownership rights over the results of his/her work.


Useful links

Legislation - Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights 1994 – WTO [English] - Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property [English] – WIPO Copyright Treaty Geneva 1996 [English] - Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works [English] – Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual performances 2012 [English] - Act No. LXXVI of 1999 on Copyright, Hungary [English] – Romanian Copyright Law 1996, Romania [Romanian]

Jurisprudence - NEW YORK TIMES CO. v. TASINI (00-201) 533 U.S. 483, 2001 - MICROSOFT CORP. v. AT&T CORP. (No. 05-1056), 2007 - European Commission v. Kingdom of Spain, Case C-281/09, 2011 - Football Association Premier League Ltd. and Others v. QC Leisure and Others (C-403/08) and Karen Murphy v. Media Protection Services Ltd. (C-429/08), 2011

Organisations and associations - World Intellectual Property Organization - Intellectual Property Office (United Kingdom) - The Copyright Society of the US (USA) - The International Publishers Association - The EU Copyright Office

Online publications – Patry, W., 2009, Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars, Oxford: Oxford University Press – Patry, W., 2011, How to fix Copyright, Oxford: Oxford University Press – Goldstein, P., Bernt, P., 2012, International Copyright: Principles, Law and Practice, Oxford: Oxford University Press – 2009, Harmonizing European Copyright Law: The Challenges of Better Lawmaking, Kluwer Law International  – van Gompel, S., 2011, Formalities in Copyright Law: An Analysis of Their History, Rationales and Possible Future, Wolters Kluwer International – Leaffer, M., 2010, Understanding Copyright Law, LexisNexis - Haveman, H., Kluttz, D., 2013, Copyright Law, Cultural Conceptions of Authorship, and the American Magazine Industry


Shi, W., 2008, Intellectual Property in the Global Trading System: EU-China Perspective, Berlin: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Weinstock Netanel, N., 2008, Copyright Paradox, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Georgescu, I., 2009, Managementul dreptului de autor, Craiova: Sitech

Romitan, C.R., Buta, P., 2008, Drept comunitar al proprietății intelectuale: dreptul de autor și drepturile conexe, Bucureşti: All Beck

Cornish, W., Llewelyn, G., Aplin, T., 2013, Intellectual Property: Patents, Copyright, Trademarks & Allied Rights, Sweet and Maxwell

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By Ioana Stupariu