The International Space Station : commercial utilisation from a European legal perspective / edited by F.G. von der Dunk and M.M.T.A. Brus.
Contributor(s): Brus, Marcel | Dunk, Frans G. von der.Material type: BookSeries: Nijhoff eBook titles 2006.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff, 2006Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789047410317.Subject(s): International Space Station | European Space Agency | International Space Station | Europese Unie | Ruimterecht | Ruimtestations | Vercommercialisering | Droit aérien | Droit spatial | Weltraumrecht | Aeronautics -- Law and legislation | Space law | Europäische Union | Leiden <2004>DDC classification: 341.46 Online resources: DOI:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preliminary Material / F.G. von der Dunk and M.M.T.A. Brus -- A European Legal Regime for Commercial Utilisation of the International Space Station? / M.M.T.A. Brus and F.G. Von Der Dunk -- The International Space Station past, Present and Future – an Overview / S. Rosmalen -- The International Legal Framework for European Activities on Board the ISS / F.G. Von Der Dunk -- A Policy and Legal Framework for Commercial Utilisation / M. Belingheri -- ESA Policy and Impending Legal Framework for Commercial Utilisation of the European Columbus Laboratory Module of the ISS / R.P. Veldhuyzen and T.L. Masson-Zwaan -- The IGA and ESA: Protecting Intellectual Property Rights in the Context of ISS Activities / A.M. Balsano and J. Wheeler -- Jurisdiction and Liability Issues in Carrying Out Commercial Activities in the International Space Station (ISS) Programme / A. Farand -- A Database from Space: the Legal Protection of Data Created or Collected in Outer Space under the 1996 European Database Directive / D.J.G. Visser -- A Proposal for a Protocol to the Intergovernmental Agreement on the ISS: Private Law Matters / P.P.C. Haanappel -- Disciplinary and Criminal Law in Space / T.A. De Roos -- The EU Constitutional Treaty and Space: towards EU Jurisdiction on Board a Space Station? / S. Hobe and T. Reuter -- British Law and the International Space Station / F. Lyall -- Legal Aspects of Commercial Utilisation of the International Space Station – a German Perspective / L.J. Smith -- Italy and the Commercial Utilisation of the International Space Station / Viviana Iavicoli -- Spanish Law and the International Space Station / J.M. De Faramiñán Gilbert -- Annexes / F.G. von der Dunk and M.M.T.A. Brus -- Index / F.G. von der Dunk and M.M.T.A. Brus.
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Currently, perhaps the most complicated and challenging undertaking in outer space is the building of the International Space Station, the ISS. The recent decision to use the ISS also as a facility for pre-commercial research and development in a microgravity environment, inviting commercial enterprise on board, only enhanced such complications and challenges. As a consequence, the major question arises to what extent these are held in check by a sound and effective legal and regulatory regime, e.g. pertaining to criminal liability or intellectual property rights. The present book offers the first overview of applicable law and regulation which is not merely superficial, as well as some directions for future legislative and regulatory developments, written by a number of highly reputed experts in space law. The analysis, finally, is with a clear focus on the European situation in view of the particularities which increasing ESA and EU involvement in space activities bring with them.