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Copyright Issues in Nigeria: Analysis of Nigerian Copyright Commission Cases Between the Years 2008 - 2018

  • Adeyemi, Ismail Olatunji
    • International Journal of Knowledge Content Development & Technology
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    • v.10 no.1
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    • pp.71-82
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    • 2020
  • Nigeria Copyright Commission is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring adherence to the copyright law in Nigeria. However, it has been observed in the last decade that copyright right issue is still rampant in Nigeria. Therefore, this study analyzed cases that the Commission in involved in between years 2008 to 2018. The study adopted citation analysis. The study collected data from three selected law reports, which include Intellectual Property Law Reports, Nigerian Weekly Law Reports and Nigeria Law Intellectual Property Watch. It was found that Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch has the highest number of reports of cases involving Nigerian Copyright Commission while none was reported by Nigerian Weekly Law Reports. It was also found that most of the cases handled by the Commission were on copyright infringement. The study concludes that Nigerian Copyright Commission has been paying credible attention to issue that surrounds software infringement but there has been little attention paid to book piracy. Moreover, it was established that the poor attention given to book piracy may entrench the publication of pirated copy and would subsequently lead to poor library service provision at the long run.

A Brief Sketch of Architectural Works Copyright with the United States Cases: Analysis based on Thomas Shine v. David M. Childs and Skidmore Owings & Merrill, LLP Case

  • Moon, Hwakyung
    • Architectural research
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    • v.9 no.1
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    • pp.1-8
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    • 2007
  • These days the copyright plays a significant role in various fields of creative works and it has expanded dramatically into unprecedented ways. In Korea, architectural works copyright cases are rare due to the lack of information and understanding of the architectural works copyright. Architectural works copyright can promote architects' creative activities and enhance the quality of architectural works as art. Nevertheless, there is little effort to advance the studies of architectural works copyright in the architectural design area. Under these circumstances, this research attempts to share the basic case laws and remedies for various architectural works copyright issues in the U.S. cases. This Article examines the Thomas Shine v. David M. Childs and Skidmore Owings & Merrill, LLP Case which is the most recent case as I could reach. This case is about a story between two architects, one is from a very prestigious architectural design firm and the other, once Yale Architectural student, now practices his design work as an up-and-coming architect. A close examination of this case will provide a legal and architectural spectrum of copyright. That is, it will make it more specific how to solve the copyright infringement. Artistic and technological contexts are overlapped in Architectural works copyright as its inherent characteristics. Therefore, different ways from other copyrighted works are needed to access the untangled equations of the architectural works copyright protection. In addition, more comprehensible and specific regulations that can impose a remedy more suited to the architectural works copyright violations are needed and they should enable architects to fulfill their architectural activities under wide range of copyright protection. Moreover, in prior to all efforts to handle those equations, fundamental knowledge of architectural works copyright is required to improve the copyright protection in the architectural design area as well as to provide for the globalizing design practice. Ultimately, all of these efforts will be rewarded when constant researches based on Korean and other countries' architectural copyright cases can support them and it would be great if this research can set the stage for resolving expected copyright conflicts within the architectural design area.

Copyright Protection Protocol providing Privacy (프라이버시를 제공하는 저작권 보호 프로토콜)

  • Yoo, Hye-Joung
    • Journal of Korea Society of Digital Industry and Information Management
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    • v.4 no.2
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    • pp.57-66
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    • 2008
  • There have been proposed various copyright protection protocols in network-based digital multimedia distribution framework. However, most of conventional copyright protection protocols are focused on the stability of copyright information embedding/extracting and the access control to data suitable for user's authority but overlooked the privacy of copyright owner and user in authentication process of copyright and access information. In this paper, we propose a solution that builds a privacy-preserving proof of copyright ownership of digital contents in conjunction with keyword search scheme. The appeal of our proposal is three-fold: (1) content providers maintain stable copyright ownership in the distribution of digital contents; (2) the proof process of digital contents ownership is very secure in the view of preserving privacy; (3) the proposed protocol is the copyright protection protocol added by indexing process but is balanced privacy and efficiency concerns for its practical use.

Collective Management Systems of Copyright in the Digital Works (디지털 저작물의 저작권 집중관리제도에 관한 연구)

  • 이두영;홍재현
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
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    • v.13 no.2
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    • pp.189-221
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    • 1996
  • Copyright is challenged by the rapid development of digital technology. This study investigated a number of new copyright-related issues : electrocopying, digital transmission, legal definition of multimedia, moral right, fair use et al. To use copyright works we need licensing of rights and permissions. Then at this paper we examined the scopes and contents of permission with copyright owners or publishers, also considered relationships of copyright owners with distributors and end-users. Finally, to protect rights of copyright owners and use freely copyright works, we suggested introduction of 'collective management system of copyright' and construction of 'copyright management information system' .

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A Study on Electronic Copyright Management System for Digital Contents (디지털 정보의 전자저작권관리시스템에 관한 연구)

    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
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    • v.32 no.1
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    • pp.171-200
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    • 2001
  • Electronic Copyright Management System is the technical solution to protect copyright and to manage the distribution of digital contents in network environment. This paper examined the theoretical plane of Electronic Copyright Management System and analyzed the characteristics and the protection technologies of some of the commercial systems. And this paper investigated the essential protection technologies and payment systems that is needed to develop and manage the successful system in the future. Finally this study suggested the fundamental function model of Electronic Copyright Management System.

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Automated Detection Technique for Suspected Copyright Infringement Sites

  • Jeong, Hae Seon;Kwak, Jin
    • KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems (TIIS)
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    • v.14 no.12
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    • pp.4889-4908
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    • 2020
  • With the advances in Information Technology (IT), users can download or stream copyrighted works, such as videos, music, and webtoons, at their convenience. Thus, the frequency of use of copyrighted works has increased. Consequently, the number of unauthorized copies and sharing of copyrighted works has also increased. Monitoring is being conducted on sites suspected of conducting copyright infringement activities to reduce copyright holders' damage due to unauthorized sharing of copyrighted works. However, suspected copyright infringement sites respond by changing their domains or blocking access requests. Although research has been conducted for improving the effectiveness of suspected copyright infringement site detection by defining suspected copyright infringement sites' response techniques as a lifecycle step, there is a paucity of studies on automation techniques for lifecycle detection. This has reduced the accuracy of lifecycle step detection on suspected copyright infringement sites, which change domains and lifecycle steps in a short period of time. Thus, in this paper, an automated detection technique for suspected copyright infringement sites is proposed for efficient detection and response to suspected copyright infringement sites. Using our proposed technique, the response to each lifecycle step can be effectively conducted by automatically detecting the lifecycle step.

A Study on the Copyright Protection and Improvement of Digital Image (디지털 이미지의 저작권 보호와 개선방안에 관한 연구)

  • Song, Ho-Jin;Jeong, Eui-Tae
    • Journal of the Korea Convergence Society
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    • v.9 no.1
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    • pp.303-308
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    • 2018
  • In copyright rights of the digital image, copyright holders need to protect copyrights and improve the improvement of copyright laws through accurate understanding of copyright laws, and also to improve the effectiveness of copyright rights of copyright holders and the effectiveness of users' rights. First of all, the scope of the study is based on the case of recognition of the scope of the identity of the same scope and the copyright on the copyright law of the digital image, and the application of the image of the image of the image-writing image and the use of image artifacts based on the image copyright classification system suitable for the user's application.

Analysis of Copyright Cases on Archives in National Archives of Korea(NAK) (국가기록원의 소장기록물 저작권 요청 사례 분석)

  • Kim, Joo Yeon;Choi, Jae Hwang
    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
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    • v.45 no.2
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    • pp.139-157
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    • 2014
  • The National Archives of Korea(NAK) has arranged and operated 'Guidelines on Operating Copyright for Archives' and 'Regulations on Operating Reference Room' to protect the copyright for archives. However, the Guidelines and the Regulations only provide application to the Copyright Act and principles on internal managing copyright without presenting copyright issues for each type of archives. Therefore, additional detailed guidelines have to be arranged for the users to access to copyright issues easily by presenting them the standards of judgement or principles on copyright issues for each type of the archives to facilitate the use of archives collected already. We also need to define the details on Copyright Act and Moral Rights Act to collect archives. This study is an prior analysis for that purpose. Lively discussion and way of operation in an aspect of the copyright in relation to private records should be sought in the future.

A Study on Cognition about Copyright of Digital Works

  • Lee, Yong-Whan
    • Journal of the Korea Society of Computer and Information
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    • v.22 no.5
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    • pp.41-49
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    • 2017
  • Digital works such as computer programs, music, photographs, movies and dramas are copyrighted. Even if there were more than 1,000 violations per year for digital works, the punishment was very weak. Especially copyright infringement by teenager is increasing. This study aims to present the direction of future development through questionnaires on the perception and direction of college students about copyright. 157 college students were surveyed about copyright awareness, perception of detailed legal provisions, cost of monthly expenses, copyright violation, and direction of copyright protection. As a result of the questionnaire survey, awareness was high at 69%, but in detailed law was low at 17.2% and 22.3%. In the future direction of copyright policy, 72.6% of them answered that they should be "strengthened" and "more and more strengthened". In order to protect copyrights, enforcement of crackdowns, public relations activities, expansion of the legal market, and technical protection should be done. In order to do this, copyright-related education for elementary, middle, high school and college students are needed more and it is necessary to expand the legal market where high quality contents are traded. More research is needed on copyright protection technological methods.

A Study on Development of the Copyright Guideline on Reproduction and Transmission in Libraries (도서관에서의 복제 및 전송에 관한 저작권 지침 개발 연구)

  • Hong Jae-Hyun;Joung Kyoung-Hee;Lee Ho-Sin
    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
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    • v.36 no.1
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    • pp.505-525
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    • 2005
  • The purpose of this study is to suggest $\lceil$the copyright guideline on reproduction and transmission in libraries$\rfloor$ in order to produce and service works within the framework of the present Korean copyright law. The study examined researches on the library exemption regulation based on the present Korean copyright law and copyright remuneration. Also the study examined revised draft of present Korean copyright law. In the introduction Part of this guideline the purpose of the guideline is clarified and terms used in the guideline is defined. In the body of this guideline the copyright guideline on library exemption regulation(the article 28 in the Copyright Act of Korea) and copyright remuneration related to reproduction and transmission in libraries is in detail suggested.

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