The Myth of Collective Authorship in Folklore Works

29 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2009

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Guobin Cui

Tsinghua University School of Law

Date Written: August 21, 2009

Abstract

Copyright protection for folklore works is a contentious issue. Fueled by cultural nationalism and trade utilitarianism in international politics, traditional communities in developing countries are pushing for a sui generis protection for folklore works. However, the distinction between folklore works and works of individual artists has no legal significance. This author proposes to abolish the concept of collective authorship and treat folklore works as ordinary works created by individuals.

Keywords: folklore, copyright, collective authorship, traditional knowledge

Suggested Citation

Cui, Guobin, The Myth of Collective Authorship in Folklore Works (August 21, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1458893 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1458893

Guobin Cui (Contact Author)

Tsinghua University School of Law ( email )

Law School (Mingli Building)
Room106
Beijing, Beijing 100084
China

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