Intellectual Property Rights and Cultural Heritage: The Case of Non-Cumulative and Non-Degenerative Creation

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Veronique Chossat

University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne - Faculté des Sciences Economiques

Christian Barrere

University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne - Faculté des Sciences Economiques

Abstract

This paper studies the case of cultural and creative goods that onstitute both private and common heritage assets and analyses the difficulties involved in protecting them by the means of IPRs. The specificities of non-cumulative and non-degenerative creative heritage assets prevent any universal model of protection and thus the building of a market of IPRs. The standard model of property rights is partially irrelevant depending on the specificities of cultural heritage assets. So strategic behaviours concerning the uses of cultural heritage assets can arise. Two creative industries are studied: Haute Couture and French Grande Cuisine.

Keywords: Intellectual Property Rights, Cultural Heritage

Suggested Citation

Chossat, Veronique and Barrere, Christian, Intellectual Property Rights and Cultural Heritage: The Case of Non-Cumulative and Non-Degenerative Creation. Review of Economic Research on Copyright Issues, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 97-117, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1145933

Veronique Chossat (Contact Author)

University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne - Faculté des Sciences Economiques ( email )

57bis, rue Pierre Taittinger
Reims, F-51100
France

Christian Barrere

University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne - Faculté des Sciences Economiques ( email )

57bis, rue Pierre Taittinger
Reims, F-51100
France

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