5 Queen Mary J. Intell. Prop. 1 (2015)

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Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Vol. 5 No. 1, p. 1


Editorial


Intellectual property is a moral issue.
   That is, in its intricate mediation of producer and consumer relationships, the appli-
cation of intellectual property regularly confronts the morality and ethics of production
and consumption. This issue of the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property brings
together diverse insights into the 'moral' character of commercial law.
   Chris Dent investigates the notion of confusion in trade mark law, and examines the
foundations of this concept in the notion of deception. Through a socio-legal inquiry
into the characterization of confusion and deception in legal discourse, Dent draws out
the responsibility of the system to the individual, as well as its assumptions.
   Tito Rendas looks at the use of material on the Internet and the prevailing rhetoric
of morality that informs the discourse on unauthorized sharing of copyright content.
Noting  the contradictions between sharing and theft in the digital environment, the
author develops  the concept of 'time-shifted morality' to critique the language of
online copyright infringement.
   Sih Yuliana Wahyuningtyas  examines  the right to data portability in the European
Union  and, in particular, the extent to which copyright protection might be subject to
the 'morality', as it were, of competition law in the software copyright domain.
   Finally, Andrea Zappalaglio  addresses the complex  policy and  social issues of
parallel importation and exhaustion.  Comparing   the United States and European
Union,  the author considers the Trans-Atlantic Trade and  Investment  Partnership
(TTIP) Agreement   as an instrument of reform.
   We  are also very pleased to introduce in this issue, the first of Volume 5, the new,
expanded   'In Review'  section. As well as book  reviews, we  are now  reviewing
conferences and other events, towards providing a full and complete resource of intellec-
tual property scholarship. Pedro Malaquias, Assistant Editor at QMJIP, has produced
an excellent piece to launch this new enterprise, with his review of the University
of Cambridge  Centre  for Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPL) Spring
Conference, Exhaustion  Without Exasperation.
   Intellectual Property. Use Responsibly.

                                     Professor Johanna Gibson  and Lord Hoffmann
                                                                     October 2014
















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