Creativity Without Law

Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property

Author: Kate Darling

Publisher: NYU Press


Category: Law

Page: 304

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Intellectual property law, or IP law, is based on certain assumptions about creative behavior. The case for regulation assumes that creators have a fundamental legal right to prevent copying, and without this right they will under-invest in new work. But this premise fails to fully capture the reality of creative production. It ignores the range of powerful non-economic motivations that compel creativity, and it overlooks the capacity of creative industries for self-governance and innovative social and market responses to appropriation. This book reveals the on-the-ground practices of a range of creators and innovators. In doing so, it challenges intellectual property orthodoxy by showing that incentives for creative production often exist in the absence of, or in disregard for, formal legal protections. Instead, these communities rely on evolving social norms and market responses—sensitive to their particular cultural, competitive, and technological circumstances—to ensure creative incentives. From tattoo artists to medical researchers, Nigerian filmmakers to roller derby players, the communities illustrated in this book demonstrate that creativity can thrive without legal incentives, and perhaps more strikingly, that some creative communities prefer, and thrive, in environments defined by self-regulation rather than legal rules. Beyond their value as descriptions of specific industries and communities, the accounts collected here help to ground debates over IP policy in the empirical realities of the creative process. Their parallels and divergences also highlight the value of rules that are sensitive to the unique mix of conditions and motivations of particular industries and communities, rather than the monoculture of uniform regulation of the current IP system.

Creativity, Law and Entrepreneurship

Author: Shubha Ghosh

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 716

Creativity, Law and Entrepreneurship explores the idea of creativity, its relationship to entrepreneurship, and the law's role in inhibiting and promoting it. Our inquiry into law and creativity reduces to an inquiry about what people do, what activities and actions they engage in. What unites law and creativity, work and play, is their shared origins in human activity, however motivated, to whatever purpose directed. In this work contributors from the US and Europe explore the ways in which law incentivizes particular types of activity as they develop themes related to emergent theories of entrepreneurship (public, private, and social); lawyering and the creative process; creativity in a business and social context; and, creativity and the construction of legal rights.

User Generated Law

Re-Constructing Intellectual Property Law in a Knowledge Society

Author: Thomas Riis

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing


Category: LAW

Page: 288

View: 213

Engaging and innovative, User Generated Law offers a new perspective on the study of intellectual property law. Shifting research away from the study of statutory law, contributions from leading scholars explore why and how self-regulation of intellectual property rights in a knowledge society emerges and develops. Analysing examples of self-regulation in the intellectual property law based industries, this book evaluates to what extent user generated law is an accurate model for explaining and understanding this process.

The Soul of Creativity

Forging a Moral Rights Law for the United States

Author: Roberta Kwall

Publisher: Stanford University Press


Category: Law

Page: 247

View: 700

This book explores human creativity to illustrate how the legal system can protect a wide variety of authors from attribution failures and other assaults to the intended messages of their works.

Legal Upheaval

A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration, and Innovation in Law

Author: Michele DeStefano



Category: Law

Page: 282

View: 185

This book is for anyone invested in the future of the legal profession, be it someone tasked with transforming their practice, someone looking to approach their work in a new way, someone looking for a fresh approach to client relations, or someone new to the field interested in a forecast of the world to come.

Copyrights and Copywrongs

The Rise of Intellectual Property and how it Threatens Creativity

Author: Siva Vaidhyanathan

Publisher: NYU Press


Category: History

Page: 255

View: 317

Argues that strict legal guidelines prove insensitive to the diverse forms of cultural expression prevalent in the United States

Diversity of Creativity in Nigeria

A Critical Selection from the Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on the Diversity of Creativity in Nigeria

Author: Bolaji Campbell



Category: Arts

Page: 408

View: 119

Creative Cash

How to Profit from Your Special Artistry, Creativity, Hand Skills, and Related Know-how

Author: Barbara Brabec

Publisher: Three Rivers Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 296

View: 200

A guide to marketing crafts and needlework features practical information on pricing, developing creativity and design ability, marketing strategy, and selling through retail outlets

Broadcasting in America

A Survey of Electronic Media

Author: Sydney W. Head



Category: Broadcasting

Page: 604

View: 585

The Law of Antitrust

An Integrated Handbook

Author: Lawrence Anthony Sullivan

Publisher: West Academic Publishing


Category: Law

Page: 1274

View: 796

This text offers detailed and comprehensive treatment of basic rules, principles, and issues relating to antitrust law to meet the needs of both students and practitioners for treatment of major antitrust areas. The authors address new areas, treat a number of areas more fully, and thoroughly reassess core concepts like monopolization and horizontal and vertical restraint.

Creative Science

A Scientific Basis for a New Religious Philosophy

Author: Clarence Wilbur Taber



Category: Religions (Proposed, universal, etc.)

Page: 382

View: 174

Columbia Law Review




Category: Law


View: 694

Columbia Law Review publishes articles and book reviews of scholarly and professional interest by academic authors and practicing attorneys, as well as notes written by members of the review.