New Book co-edited by Haochen Sun: The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright Limitations and Exceptions

The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright Limitations and Exceptions

Edited by Shyamkrishna Balganesh, Ng-Loy Wee Loon and Haochen Sun

Cambridge University Press

Published in January 2021, 420 pp.

Book Description:  While copyright law is ordinarily thought to consist primarily of exclusive rights, the regime’s various exemptions and immunities from liability for copyright infringement form an integral part of its functioning, and serve to balance copyright’s grant of a private benefit to authors/creators with the broader public interest. With contributors from all over the world, this handbook offers a systematic, thorough study of copyright limitations and exceptions adopted in major jurisdictions, including the United States, the European Union, and China. In addition to providing justifications for these limitations, the chapters compare differences and similarities that exist in major jurisdictions and offer suggestions about how to improve the enforcement of copyright limitations domestically and globally. This work should appeal to scholars, policymakers, attorneys, teachers, judges, and students with an interest in the theories, policies, and doctrines of copyright law.

HKU Law colleagues contribute to Chapters 14 (“Creating a Public Interest Principle for the Adjudiciation of Fair Use and Fair Dealing Cases” by Haochen Sun) and 19 (“From Fair Dealing to User-Generated Content: Legal La La Land in Hong Kong” by Alice Lee and Brendan Clift).