Research Title: The Protection of Copyright on Internet-Comparative and analytical study in French and American Law.

Researcher’s name: Dr.Emad Kattan

Research Summary

The concept and the scope of copyright between the French and American laws, is different. While the author is focus of protection in French law, the work and its investment is the most important in American law.
The development of technology, especially Internet posed a threat on copyright. Both laws had taken legislative steps to address those risks and enacted special laws for the protection of copyright derived from international conventions which dealt with the protection of copyright in the information age.
The objective of this research is to show how a two laws, belonged to two different legal families, can faced with new technical developments, and if is it possible for these developments to be convergence between the two laws?