Work of Authorship

Mireille van Eechoud (ed.), The Work of Authorship. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press 2014.

279 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2014

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Mireille van Eechoud

Institute for Information Law University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Law

Lionel A. F. Bently

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law

Laura Biron

Independent

Elena Cooper

University of Cambridge

Jostein Gripsrud

University of Bergen

Stef van Gompel

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR)

Erlend Lavik

University of Bergen

Date Written: December 15, 2014

Abstract

Copyright laws are important regulators of cultural expression, because they grant extensive rights to control the reproduction, adaptation and communication of ‘literary’ and ‘artistic’ works. The twin concepts of authorship and original work are central to copyright laws the world over; their interpretation driven by economic and technological concerns. In this collection of essays contributors from various academic disciplines query what diverse disciplines in the humanities ‒ including literary studies, aesthetics, film studies, and the philosophy of art ‒ have to offer law, in a quest to establish a more nuanced and useful conception of copyright and authorship. This volume brings together scholars from a range of disciplines to explore the challenges inherent in translating aesthetics and creativity studies to concepts of copyright.

Keywords: copyright; collective authorship; aesthetics; philosophy; creativity

Suggested Citation

van Eechoud, Mireille M. M. and Bently, Lionel A. F. and Biron, Laura and Cooper, Elena and Gripsrud, Jostein and Gompel, Stef van and Lavik, Erlend, Work of Authorship (December 15, 2014). Mireille van Eechoud (ed.), The Work of Authorship. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press 2014.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2538509

Mireille M. M. Van Eechoud (Contact Author)

Institute for Information Law University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Law ( email )

Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands

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Lionel A. F. Bently

University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law ( email )

10 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

Laura Biron

Independent ( email )

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Elena Cooper

University of Cambridge ( email )

Trinity Ln
Cambridge, CB2 1TN
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.cam.ac.uk

Jostein Gripsrud

University of Bergen ( email )

Muséplassen 1
N-5008 Bergen, +47 55 58
Norway

Stef van Gompel

University of Amsterdam - Institute for Information Law (IViR) ( email )

Kloveniersburgwal 48
Amsterdam, 1012 CX
Netherlands

Erlend Lavik

University of Bergen ( email )

Muséplassen 1
N-5008 Bergen, +47 55 58
Norway

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