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Search Engine Liability for Copyright Infringement

Fitzgerald, Brian F., O'Brien, Damien S., & Fitzgerald, Anne M. (2007) Search Engine Liability for Copyright Infringement. Web Search: Multidisciplinary Perspectives.

Abstract

The chapter provides a broad overview to the topic of search engine liability for copyright infringement. In doing so, the chapter examines some of the key copyright law principles and their application to search engines. The chapter also provides an import discussion of some of the most important cases to be decided within the courts of the United States, Australia, China and Europe regarding the liability of search engines for copyright infringement. Finally, the chapter will conclude with some thoughts for reform, including how copyright law can be amended in order to accommodate and realise the great informative power which search engines have to offer society.

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ID Code: 7883
Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: For more information, please contact the author: bf.fitzgerald@qut.edu.au
Keywords: google, search engine liability, copyright law, copyright infringement, secondary liability, indirect inringement, safe harbor, safe harbour, authorisation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Intellectual Property Law (180115)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Law and Justice Research Centre
Copyright Owner: Brian Fitzgerald, Damien O'Brien, Anne Fitzgerald.
Deposited On: 29 May 2007
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2014 11:34

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