Two new book chapters by Dinusha Mendis

Professor Dinusha Mendis has contributed chapters to two new books published by Edward Elgar Publishers and Oxford University Press.

The first, published in May 2017, analyses Directive 2014 / 26 / EU on Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights and Multi-Territorial Licensing of Rights in Musical Works for Online Use in the Internal Market (CRM Directive).

The chapter, authored by Professor Mendis, was published in ‘EU Regulation of E-Commerce: A Commentary’ edited by Professors Arno Lodder (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Andrew Murray (LSE). A book launch was held in Amsterdam on 29 May 2017, to mark the publication of the book.

In analysing the CRM Directive, Professor Mendis explores and discusses the coming into being of the Directive, its provisions, impact and implications for CMOs, rights holders and users in relation to the management and licensing of musical works for online use.

Further information about the book including a list of contributors can be accessed through the Edward Elgar Publishers website, here.


A second chapter, to be published in June 2017, explores the copyright and patent implications of 3D Printing.

The chapter, co-authored by Dinusha Mendis, Jane Nielsen (University of Tasmania Australia), Dianne Nicol (University of Tasmania Australia) and Phoebe Li (University of Sussex) was published in The Oxford Handbook of Law, Regulation and Technology edited by Professor Roger Brownsword (Kings College London and Bournemouth University), Dr. Eloise Scotford and Professor Karen Yeung of Kings College London.

A book launch is scheduled for 30 June 2017 at Kings College London to mark the publication of the book. Professor Mendis will speak about the chapter, at this event.

The chapter titled, ‘The Co-Existence of Copyright and Patent Laws to Protect Innovation – A Case Study of 3D Printing in UK and Australian Law’ considers the challenges faced by intellectual property (IP) laws, in particular copyright and patent laws, in responding to emerging technologies and innovation, such as 3D printing and scanning. In particular, the chapter provides a detailed comparative analysis of relevant UK and Australian jurisprudence, in exploring whether copyright and patent laws can effectively protect innovation in this emerging technology, including consideration of both subsistence and infringement.

Further information about the book including a list of contributors can be accessed through the Oxford University Press website, here.