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The Cambridge handbook of copyright limitations and exceptions.

Oppenheim, Charles


Charles Oppenheim


This 419-page heavyweight tome comprises 22 chapters contributed by experts, many of them very well known, together with an anonymous brief Preface. The chapters are organised into five parts, which reflect the broad themes covered. The text makes you want to read it cover to cover, rather than what we more commonly do with handbooks, which is to home in on chapters of interest. The topics covered in this collection of essays cover theoretical foundations of exceptions, international aspects, models on exceptions, workings of exceptions, and a final chapter on technology. Despite the book’s title, this not really a handbook, if one uses that term to mean a reference work providing instructions; so why not just remove the first four words of the title? The chapters vary in length from about 10 pages to about 30 pages.


OPPENHEIM, C. 2021. The Cambridge handbook of copyright limitations and exceptions. European intellectual property review [online], 43(7), pages 479-481. Available from:

Journal Article Type Review
Acceptance Date Jun 18, 2021
Online Publication Date Jun 18, 2021
Publication Date Jul 31, 2021
Deposit Date Jun 21, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jun 21, 2021
Journal European intellectual property review
Print ISSN 0142-0461
Publisher Sweet and Maxwell
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 43
Issue 7
Pages 479-481
Item Discussed BALGANESH, S., LOON, N.W. and SUN, H. 2021, (eds.) The Cambridge handbook of copyright limitations and exceptions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781108671101
Keywords Intellectual property; Theoretical foundations of exceptions; International aspects; Models on exceptions; Workings of exceptions; Technology
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