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Intellectual Property Law

Intellectual Property Law (6th edn)

Lionel Bently, Brad Sherman, Dev Gangjee, and Phillip Johnson
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date: 04 June 2023

p. 32311. Exploitation and Use of Copyrightlocked

p. 32311. Exploitation and Use of Copyrightlocked

  • L. Bently,
  • B. Sherman,
  • D. Gangjee
  •  and P. Johnson


This chapter examines the ways in which copyright can be exploited or transferred, with emphasis on the two most important forms of exploitation: assignment and licensing. It also discusses the transfer of copyright in the case of mortgages, bankruptcy, or death, as well as situations in which compulsory licences and voluntary licences are used to exploit copyright. In addition, the chapter considers testamentary dispositions, techniques for exploiting works that rely on the use of technological protection measures, and the role of collecting societies in copyright exploitation.

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