Assessing Governance in the Context of Copyright Systems - Second Edition

The present publication explores different ways of assessing governance in national copyright and related rights systems. The characteristics of processes for making and implementing decisions are an important aspect of the copyright system’s operation. Complying to generally recognized good governance principles provides an ethical basis for governance and leads to improved decision-making processes, helping public authorities to meet their legislative responsibilities and to achieve better efficiency in the management of public affairs.

The purpose of this document is to define good governance in the context of the copyright system, select and describe generally recognized good governance principles particularly applicable to the copyright system, and finally present a list of questions for assessing governance in public institutions and collective management organizations.

This publication is the second edition of a document first published in June 2017.

The assessment of governance can be regarded as a separate research area in the larger context of the copyright system’s assessment.

Tiina Kautio & Nathalie Lefever 2018. Assessing Governance in the Context of Copyright Systems - Second Edition. Cupore webpublications 45.

ISBN 978-952-7200-27-8 (pdf), ISSN 1796-9263 (pdf)

Tiina Kautio
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