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Das Verhältnis zwischen Urheberrecht und Wissenschaft: Auf die Perspektive kommt es an!

  1. Prof. Dr. Alexander Peukert


Since the advent of digital network technologies, copyright has become a highly contentious political matter. This is also true in the area of scientific works and the scholarly communication system in general. However, whether the relationship between copyright and scholarship is considered problematic and which, if any, alternative approaches to the current system are preferred, depends upon the perspective. In that regard, the article distinguishes a copyright perspective from a perspective that takes as its starting point the philosophy and sociology of science. The article shows that only the latter, scientific perspective is capable of explaining and adequately regulating the current, fundamental change taking place in the scholarly communication system.




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JIPITEC – Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and E-Commerce Law
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