Laurence Kaye

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Page Range

pp. 415-416

Print Length

1 pages

2. Is the Current Copyright Framework Fit for Purpose in Relation to Writing, Reading and Publishing in the Digital Age?

  • Laurence Kaye (author)
The topic of Kaye’s article is the long-debated question of the adequacy of copyright in the digital age. He points out that copyright will remain, for the foreseeable future, still essential in protecting not only the ideas of authors but also their expression. Copyright, he argues, facilitates the value chain that exists between authors and readers, and it adapts with the medium and with time. Finally, Kaye puts forward the hypothesis that the real focus of our debate should not be whether the copyright framework needs changing, but rather the management of rights, especially in machine-to-machine communication of rights.


Laurence Kaye