Contents , Foreword
1. About Works
2. The Rights of the Author Consist of Copyright (Property Rights), Moral Rights and Neighboring Rights
About Author's Copyright
Concerning Property Rights to the Work
About Rights in Exploitation of Derivative Works and Subsidiary Use of Published Works
What Are Moral Rights?
About Neighboring Rights
About Term of Copyright Protection
Term of Protection for Copyright (Property Rights)
Term of Protection for Neighboring Rights
3. How International Protection Works
4. Exploitation of Copyright
Ways of Exploiting Works
Limitations on Copyright
Reproduction for Private Use
The Difference between Exploiting and Quoting
Conditions for Quotations
Infringement of Copyright
5. The Changing Environment Surrounding Works
Digitalization, Networking and Copyright
Are book titles, advertising slogans, etc. works?
Are ideas protected by copyright?
Are there any cases when even something that is a work is not protected by law?
What about copyright for websites?
What is a joint work?
Are folktales subject to copyright?
Can anyone become an author?
To whom does the right of translation belong?
What about copyright for countries that have not joined treaties?
Various Questions Concerning Quotations
International Conventions, Treaties and Trends
List of Member Nations of International Treaties and Term of Protection
About the author: Tamotsu Hozumi
Born in Sapporo City, Japan in 1947. Graduated from the Department of Literature, Faculty of Arts, Waseda University. Obtained Master's degree in economic law from Waseda Graduate School of Law. After working for a publishing company, Hozumi established Medialynx Japan Co., Ltd. in November 1997 and currently serves as president-director. Medialynx is a copyright management agent registered with the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Member of Japan Book Publishers Association Committee on Author's Rights and Publishing Rights. Consultant.
About the illustrator: Taro Gomi
Born in Tokyo in 1945. Graduated from the Kuwazawa Design Institute. Published over 300 picture books, many of which have also been published overseas. Renowned as a Japanese picture book illustrator. Recipient of the Sankei Children's Book Publishing Culture Award, "Robo no Ishi" Award and many others. In addition to picture books, his innovative and creative activities encompass a wide variety of fields including design of stationary and accessories, essay writing, public speaking and photography.