Copinger and Skone James on Copyright (18th Edition, 2021) edited by Gillian Davies, Nicholas Caddick KC, Gwilym Harbottle & Professor Uma Suthersanen

Not just a classic, Copinger is the only up-to-date practitioner’s text on copyright. Its senior editors, Gillian Davies Nicholas Caddick QC and Gwilym Harbottle, are all members of Hogarth Chambers. Other members (Thomas St. Quintin, Benjamin Longstaff and Charlotte Scott) also contribute to the work. Professor Uma Suthersanen is also a chief editor.

Volume 1 provides a thorough and definitive analysis of EU and UK legislation and case law on copyright, performers’ rights, unregistered designs and related topics, including expert commentary on all relevant judicial decisions at every level. All the major rights are comprehensively explained and analysed both from a historical perspective and by reference to the current law.  The book also contains a detailed and practical guide to the various remedies available and a full account of the control and exploitation of these rights. There is also extensive expert coverage and discussion of the international treaties on copyright and related rights. Copinger is regularly cited and referred to in court decisions and elsewhere.

Volume 2 reproduces  key statutory UK, European and international materials in one handy location, together with the texts of repealed provisions to enable the user to track the history of the present law.

The 18th edition was reviewed as “This comprehensive text will be of use to those practising and researching in the field of copyright, including rights in performances, designs, moral rights and a host of additional related rights” (see review here)

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