The future of copyright: what are the pressures on the present system?

Joss Saunders


This chapter offers an overview of issues of copyright in the context of changing conditions in the journal publishing industry. As part of this analysis the chapter explores specific issues related to digitized intellectual property. It also discusses the tensions between territorial rights and global regulatory regimes for intellectual property.

Key words


journal publishing

intellectual property

digital property

authors’ rights

territorial IP rights

international IP rights

The principle of copyright is this … It is a tax on readers for the purpose of giving a bounty to writers … I admit, however, the necessity of giving a bounty ...

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