The Work of Authorship: Copyright in a New Paradigm

Journal of Scientometric Research,2017,6,3,217-218.
Published:December 2017
Type:Book Review
Author(s) affiliations:

Anup Kumar Das : Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, INDIA.


In book “The Work of Authorship”, Professor Mireille van Eechoud of the University of Amsterdam takes us to the changing paradigms of the copyright laws in European countries and other advanced countries at the beginning of the 21st century. In a dynamic era of digital publishing and electronic dissemination of knowledge resources, the copyright laws are bound to change to accept and accommodate the dynamic structures of knowledge production and creative expressions. Now, the academic authors are more concerned to make their published scholarly works widely available than confining their works within the copyrighted paywalls limited to the subscribers. On the other hand, the creative writers and music composers are concerned over protection of their original works from the unauthorized copycats in a widely distributed digital world. Read more. . .


The Work of Authorship