Where Does Creativity Come from? And Other Stories of Copyright
20 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2004
This Commentary on Lydia Pallas Loren, Untangling the Web of Music Copyrights, 53 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 673 (2003), observes that debates over a variety of copyright law issues can be - and in fact, often are - structured in narrative terms, rather than in terms of doctrine, policy, or empirical inquiry. I suggest a series of such narratives, each framed by a theme drawn from a feature film. The Commentary suggests that we should recognize more clearly the role of narrative in intellectual property discourse, and that intellectual property narratives should be examined critically.
Keywords: Copyright, narrative, film, music, tasini
JEL Classification: L82, L86, K10, K11, K20, O31, O33, O34
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