Le Japon à l’heure du fair use

Selon journal local, le gouvernement japonais considère augmenter le droit des usagers dans le contexte du droit d’auteur (article en anglais). En effet,

The Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, led by Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, has decided to make a Japanese version of a U.S. copyright law stipulation that allows for the « fair use » of copyrighted works for criticism, analyses, media reporting and research.

The decision was made to make it easier for venture companies to start new businesses, such as developing a rival to Google. The government intends to revise the Copyright Law to include a fair use stipulation as early as next year.

The current Japanese Copyright Law, in principle, prohibits any copying of other people’s works or distributing them on the Internet without permission.

Ce contenu a été mis à jour le 3 juin 2008 à 14 h 40 min.

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