Copyright and Creativity

Copyright and Creativity

The Making of Property Rights in Creative Works

Andreas Rahmatian

This timely book examines the proprietary features of copyright, the inherent limitations of its powers, and its justification and relationship to the non-proprietary realm of the public domain. The latter part of the book deals with the ‘propertisation/commodification’ of human authors themselves through their works as alienable objects of property, the well-known ‘Romantic author’ critique as a sophisticated justification of that commodification, and at an international level, neo-feudal and neo-colonial developments as a result of this process.

Chapter 2: Copyright-Property and the Public Domain: Explanations and Justifications

Andreas Rahmatian

Subjects: law - academic, intellectual property law

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