Scary Monsters: Hybrids, Mashups, and Other Illegitimate Children
Georgetown University Law Center
December 16, 2011
Notre Dame Law Review, Vol. 86, No. 5, p. 2133, 2011
Georgetown Public Law Research Paper No. 11-142
Human creativity, like human reproduction, always makes new out of old in ways that copyright law has not fully recognized. The genre of vidding, a type of remix made mostly by women, demonstrates how creativity can be disruptive, and how that disruptiveness is often tied to ideas about sex and gender. The most frightening of our modern creations — the Frankenstein’s monsters that seem most appropriative and uncanny in light of old copyright doctrine — are good indicators of what our next generation of creativity may look like, especially if creators’ diversity in gender, race, and economic background is taken into account.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 25
Keywords: Copyright, Vidding, Fair Use
JEL Classification: K00, K19Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: December 17, 2011
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