Building a copyright commons in Brazil: copyright exceptions & limitations in a comparative context

Moura, Aline Frota Parente Arrais de (2019). Building a copyright commons in Brazil: copyright exceptions & limitations in a comparative context. University of Birmingham. M.Phil.

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This thesis aims to build a creative commons culture by exploring L&Es to copyright in a developing country, namely Brazil, and compare it with other jurisdictions seeking to propose future changes in policies among jurisdictions, which are the basis of its contributions. This thesis proposes that the Brazilian law should regulate compulsory licenses applied to copyright as well as new clauses regarding limitations for religious, official celebrations and broadcasts for social institutions. Furthermore, it favours expanding the scope of limitations for educational purposes as well as it suggests policy recommendations to surpass the lack of clarity regarding the concept of parody in international forums. Additionally, the ‘sui generis’ of database lacks protection under Brazilian law and could be enlightened by international treaties in this area. Finally, the questionnaire illustrated the importance of Open Access movement to economic development in Brazil.

Type of Work: Thesis (Masters by Research > M.Phil.)
Award Type: Masters by Research > M.Phil.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Arts & Law
School or Department: Birmingham Law School
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)


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