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A Radical Restructuring? A Response to Bell and Parchomovsky

Goold, P. ORCID: 0000-0003-1097-8291 (2021). A Radical Restructuring? A Response to Bell and Parchomovsky (City Law School Research Paper 2021/09). London, UK: The City Law School.


In Restructuring Copyright Infringement, Abraham Bell and Gideon Parchomovsky call for a “radical reform in the way copyright law assigns liability.” The authors propose to split copyright infringement into three distinct categories—inadvertent, standard, and willful—and to tailor the remedies offered to the copyright holder in each case. Under this system, the inadvertent infringer would be subject to less severe penalties than the standard and willful infringer. This response considers the strengths and weaknesses of the proposal.

Publication Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
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Publisher Keywords: Copyright, Strict Liability, Negligence
Subjects: K Law
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
The City Law School > CLS Working Paper Series
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