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Title: Copyright as Monopoly: The Italian Fire Under the Ashes
Authors: Caso, Roberto
Dore, Giulia
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Citation: Caso R & Dore G (2016) Copyright as Monopoly: The Italian Fire Under the Ashes. Trento Lawtech Research Paper, 26. Lawtech.
Keywords: Intellectual property
Comparative Law
Issue Date: 12-Mar-2016
Publisher: Lawtech
Series/Report no.: Trento Lawtech Research Paper, 26
Abstract: This essay provides an overview of some research that is in its early stages. The principal purpose of the authors is to understand whether, in a Continental European legal system such as the Italian one – traditionally led by a strong historical and normative vision of copyright (or author’s right) as natural right and nowadays influenced by the EU propertization trend – it is yet possible to foresee a different approach that is prone to interpreting the exclusivity of copyright in terms of monopoly. The latter approach, to some extent, might in fact be more relevant to restricting copyright protection by limiting the exclusive rights (ius excludendi alios) while supporting the public interest. Besides, the vision of “copyright as monopoly” seems in particular to play an overriding role within the digital context, where property is less apt in terms of the promotion and sharing of knowledge and, on the contrary, monopolistic jeopardy is sensibly flourishing.
Type: Research Report
Rights: © Copyright 2016 di Roberto Caso e Giulia Dore è pubblicato con Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International licence. Further information on this licence at:
Affiliation: Trento University

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