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Privacy, Property and Personality
Civil Law Perspectives on Commercial Appropriation

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Part of Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law

  • Date Published: January 2006
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521820806

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  • The protection of privacy and personality is one of the most fascinating issues confronting any legal system. This book provides a detailed comparative analysis of the laws relating to commercial exploitation of personality in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. It examines the difficulties in reconciling privacy and personality with intellectual property rights in an individual's identity and in balancing such rights with the competing interests of freedom of expression and freedom of competition.

    • Expert accounts of the law on commercial appropriation of personality in France, Germany and the major common law systems
    • Detailed comparative analysis of the law of privacy and intellectual property rights relating to commercial appropriation of personality
    • Critical appraisal of the difficulties in reconciling personality and intellectual property and balancing private property rights with freedom of expression
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    ' a much needed contribution to the literature in this field … this book is well written and its thorough coverage makes it a valuable point of reference for all further research and debate in this area.' Modern Law Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2006
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521820806
    • length: 284 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 160 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.601kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Table of cases
    Table of statutes
    Table of abbreviations
    1. Introduction
    2. Property, personality and unfair competition in England and Wales, Australia and Canada
    3. Privacy and personality in the common law systems
    4. German law
    5. French law
    6. Conclusions

  • Authors

    Huw Beverley-Smith, Field Fisher Waterhouse, London
    Huw Beverley-Smith is a Solicitor in the Intellectual Property and Technology Department at Field Fischer Waterhouse in London. he is also the author of The Commercial Appropriation of personality (Cambridge 2002).

    Ansgar Ohly, Universität Bayreuth, Germany
    Ansgar Ohly is Professor of Civil Law and Intellectual Property Law at the University of Bayreuth, Germany. Until 2002 he was the lead of the Commonwealth Department of the Max-Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich.

    Agnes Lucas-Schloetter, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munchen
    Agnès Lucas-Schloetter is Lecturer in French law at the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, Germany. Until 2003 she was a researcher at the Max-Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, Munich.

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