The second edition of European Copyright Law is particularly relevant in that it offers an extensive review of the acquis communautaire, especially now that the debate on a uniform copyright title for Europe has been launched by academics as well as decision makers. This impressive book also takes into account the most recent developments at the national level and the changes resulting from the new Treaty of Lisbon. This book will serve as a valuable tool for anyone dealing with European copyright law issues. Alain Strowel, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP
The second edition of European Copyright Law is particularly relevant in that it offers an extensive review of the acquis communautaire, especially now that the debate on a uniform copyright title for Europe has been launched by academics as well as decision makers. This impressive book also takes into account the most recent developments at the national level and the changes resulting from the new Treaty of Lisbon. This book will serve as a valuable tool for anyone dealing with European copyright law issues. Alain Strowel, Of Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP In summary, the work is a magnificent reference text and a worthy addition to any copyright library and it will probably become a central text in the copyright field Phillip Johnson, Barrister, European Intellectual Property Review The current edition reflects - as did the first edition, published in 2001 - the increasing harmonization of copyright in the European Community and is logically presented in the form of an article by article commentary by a team of highly regarded experts in this important area of law. The result is a thorough, in-depth examination of copyright-related directives and regulations. A survey of legislative materials, legal instruments and bibliography precedes each directive or regulation cited and it is a heavy-weight book in every sense of the word!..The book contains a wealth of diverse material, from Fundamental rights, European Competition Law and Free Movement of Goods and Sevices to the various directives pertaining to, for example, computerization, satellite and cable technologies, rental and lending rights and of course enforcement Phillip Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers ...monumental commentary on European copyright law...Its almost unique character and its enormous merits in commenting, analyzing and, where necessary, criticizing the whole body of European copyright law...make it a must Adolf Dietz, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competitino Law ...highly commendable...the work has remained such a major coup also in the second edition published in 2010 Katzenberger I would heartily recommend as an important addition to any copyright collection. Charlotte Waelde, Journal of Media Law In summary, iEuropean Copyright Law: A Commentaryr is one of those books which appears from time to time (sometimes just once a decade) and makes a fundamental contribution to knowledge in the field, either for being a pioneering work or for being a complete work of high quality in terms of its content. In this case, the rarity of the book which I am reviewing is that it has both of these characteristics simultaneously. Pe.I. (Revista de propiedad intellectual), vol. 40. iEuropean Copyright Law: a Commentaryr is a prodigious achievement and should be the model for other volumes on European patent and trademark law. Marshall Leaffer, Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S,A It is easy to conclude that iEuropean Copyright Lawr will be the standard reference work on EU copyright law for a long time to come, and anyone doing research on EU copyright law will have to make use of this volume. Marshall Leaffer, Journal of the Copyright Socety of the U.S,A
D. F. McKenzie was the leading bibliographer of his generation, and his Panizzi Lectures on 'Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts' revolutionized Anglo-American approaches to bibliography and the history of the book. He was a most stimulating and influential teacher: at the Victoria University of Wellington, where he was Professor of English Language and Literature 1969-87, and in Oxford, as Lyell Reader in Bibliography and as Professor of Bibliography and Textual Criticism. He was the driving force in the planning of the multi-volume Cambridge History of the Book in Britain. The McKenzie Trust was established after his death to promote excellence in teaching and research and there is an annual McKenzie Lecture in Oxford in June.