CIPPM Director Professor Maurizio Borghi has published Copyright and Mass Digitization (Oxford University Press). The book, co-authored with Dr. Stavroula Karapapa (University of Reading), presents a groundbreaking analysis of how mass-digital projects such as Google Books and Europeana challenge copyright norms.
Topical issues such as those of orphan works, the use of digital repositories for text mining and data analytics, and the risk of new monopolies over information and knowledge are extensively discussed in a cross-jurisdictional perspective.
Illustrating how mass digitization unveils a number of unsettled theoretical issues within copyright, the book builds a sophisticated case that digital repositories in the mass digital age should be and remain fully-fledged public goods to the benefit of future generations. The book can be ordered here.