Comparative Analysis of National Approaches on Voluntary Copyright Relinquishment

Author(s): Andres Guadamuz | Publication year: 2014

License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO License

This report is divided into three main sections. First, the report looks at copyright relinquishment in the context of current copyright law and doctrine, including issues such as the nature of protection, irrevocability and moral rights. The second section of the report is a survey of national legislation and jurisprudence on the subject. Finally, the report considers practical issues surrounding public domain dedications by looking at examples of institutions and individuals who might be interested in donating their copyright.

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