Emerging Issues Related To International Digital Copyright Protection

International electronic commerce has certain implications on Intellectual Property rights, and, in reaction, an adequate and effective international legal framework is being implemented which helps to deter fraud and the theft of intellectual property and to provide effective legal recourse when these crimes occur. As a consequence, e-businesses eager to take advantage of the upcoming digital technologies must pay attention to this legislative evolution, which follows the adoption of WIPO treaties, in the EU as well as in the US.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

What is digital copyright?
How are intellectual property rights protected internationally?
What are the characteristics of US policy regarding digital copyright protection?
How is Europe improving intellectual property protection for electronic businesses?
What are the emerging issues in the area of digital copyrights?

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