Liza's Bucket: Intellectual Property and the Metamodern Impulse

20 Pages Posted: 8 Dec 2020

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Siva Thambisetty

London School of Economics and Political Science

Date Written: December 2020

Abstract

Intellectual property rights are a critical part of our response to rapid technological change, shifting commodity frontiers and ecological degradation. However, in order to respond adequately to the world as it is, we must move away from privileging individual initiative, property and extrinsic reward as the premise of these rights, towards a more humanistic version of why and how we create and experience them. A starting point is the recognition, articulated here for the first time, that intellectual property rights are psychoactive in their effect on creators and users. Using the metaphor of a broken bucket to explain the flawed design and relationship-engendering nature of these property rights, the paper sketches the normative contours of a metamodern revival of intellectual property law.

Keywords: Intellectual property rights, Public domain, Incentive, Property, Metamodernism

Suggested Citation

Thambisetty, Siva, Liza's Bucket: Intellectual Property and the Metamodern Impulse (December 2020). LSE Legal Studies Working Paper No. 19/2020, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3743217 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3743217

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