Kretschmer, M., 2012. Copyright Term Reversion and the “Use-It-Or-Lose-It” Principle. International Journal of Music Business Research (ijmbr), 1 (1), pp. 44-53.
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This brief article makes an argument for the use of the legal device of term reversion, as a means for bringing unexploited works back into use, and mitigating the undesirable effects of the excessive term of copyright protection. It proposes to legislate a simple rule that copyright interests will be transferable only for an initial term of 10 years, after which they will revert to the creator. If carefully implemented, the rule is compatible with the current constraints of international and EU law. By stimulating artist‐led innovation, term reversion may also improve the financial position of creators.
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Law|
|Group:||Business School > Department of Law|
|Deposited By:||Professor Martin Kretschmer LEFT|
|Deposited On:||09 May 2012 15:27|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:55|
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