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Copyright Law and Translation: Access to Knowledge in Developing Economies

Objective and scope of the bookImportance of access to knowledgeDeveloping countries and access to knowledgeKnowledge gapDominance of English language in knowledge distributionTranslationCopyrightStructure of the bookII Access to scientific and technical knowledge, translation and copyright in Sri LankaImportance of access to scientific and technical knowledgeIssues with regard to access to scientific and technical knowledgeImportance of translationCopyright law and translation in Sri LankaConclusionIll The British model of copyright law and translation [1908-1979]British model of copyright in Sri LankaBritish copyright and translationTranslations in the early period of British printingTranslation and the early law in BritainThe Statute of Anne and translationModern copyright law and translationNew conceptual basis of copyright protectionNew socio-economic and political conditions in BritainConclusionIV WIPO model of copyright law and translation [1979-2003]Background to the WIPO model of copyright lawTranslation under the WIPO model of copyright lawReason for the way in which the WIPO model of copyright law protected translation rightsThe Berne ConventionTranslation rights and the Berne ConventionTranslation rights and newly independent developing countriesBECOME A FREE-RIDER OF COPYRIGHT PROTECTED WORKSFORMULATE AND ACCEDE TO A NEW COPYRIGHT CONVENTIONCONTINUE WITH THE BERNE CONVENTIONTHE UNIVERSAL COPYRIGHT CONVENTIONSTOCKHOLM CONFERENCE FOR THE REVISION OF THE BERNE CONVENTIONPARIS CONFERENCE FOR THE REVISION OF THE BERNE CONVENTIONWORKS PUBLISHED ONLINETHE PURPOSES IN RESPECT OF WHICH LICENSES MAY BE OBTAINEDADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURESLICENSES FOR REPRODUCTION IN RESPECT OF TRANSLATIONS MADE UNDER LICENSES FORTRANSLATIONBAN ON EXPORTATION OF COPIESWIPO’s involvement in making of the WIPO model of copyrightV TRIPS model of copyright law and translation [2003-2020]The TRIPS model of copyright lawTrade and investment concerns: the primary reason for the TRIPS model of copyright lawThe TRIPS AgreementThe birth of TRIPSABSENCE OF A MEANINGFUL DISPUTE SETTLEMENT MECHANISMLACK OF ADEQUATE ENFORCEMENT MEASURESTERRITORIAL COVERAGECopyright protection under TRIPSWhy developing countries like Sri Lanka accepted TRIPSLACK OF AWARENESS AND NEGOTIATION STRENGTHROLE PLAYED BY THE UNITED STATESINTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENTTRADE BENEFITS IN THE WTO PACKAGE-DEALSri Lanka’s accession to the TRIPS AgreementImplementing the TRIPS obligations in Sri Lankan LawThe US-Sri Lanka IPR AgreementProposed US-Sri Lanka Free Trade AgreementLack of awareness, transparency and ignoranceBibliography

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