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Creativity without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property

Kate Darling and Aaron Perzanowski (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479841936
eISBN:
9781479822980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841936.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Intellectual property (IP) law is premised on assumptions about creative behavior. Fundamentally, the case for regulation assumes that creators require a legal right to prevent copying, or they will ... More


Innovation, Competition, and the Patent System

Christina Bohannan and Herbert Hovenkamp

in Creation without Restraint: Promoting Liberty and Rivalry in Innovation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738830
eISBN:
9780199932702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738830.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Competition Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter gives a brief overview of the U.S. patent system and evaluates the problem of incentives and foreseeable harm. It also considers the severe limitations on any notion that antitrust law ... More


Increasing the Social Value of Patents

Christina Bohannan and Herbert Hovenkamp

in Creation without Restraint: Promoting Liberty and Rivalry in Innovation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199738830
eISBN:
9780199932702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199738830.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Competition Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter considers the problematic topic of patent quality and its relation to the incentive to innovate. Today the consensus is quite broad that too many patents are granted, many for only ... More


Nollywood: Pirates and Nigerian Cinema

Olufunmilayo B. Arewa

in Creativity without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479841936
eISBN:
9781479822980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841936.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, is the top producer of digital video films in the world. Funmi Arewa argues that Nigeria is an unlikely locale for the development of a major film industry ... More


Conclusion: Some Positive Thoughts about IP’s Negative Space

Christopher Jon Sprigman

in Creativity without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479841936
eISBN:
9781479822980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841936.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Chris Sprigman concludes with a discussion of IP’s “negative space.” Each of the studies in this book explores creative communities and industries that could theoretically be governed by IP law, but ... More


Introduction

Aaron Perzanowski and Kate Darling

in Creativity without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479841936
eISBN:
9781479822980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841936.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This introduction provides the framework for the chapters that follow. It outlines the core assumptions of intellectual property (IP) law:  that creativity cannot thrive without legal rights ... More


Norms-Based Intellectual Property Systems: The Case of French Chefs

Emmanuelle Fauchart and Eric Von Hippel

in Creativity without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479841936
eISBN:
9781479822980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841936.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

The creations of many chefs are undoubtedly innovative. But not all valuable creativity finds a home in the IP system. Copyright law has been reluctant to embrace culinary creations, considering them ... More


An IP Lawyer Walks Into a Bar: Observations on Creativity in Cocktails

Matthew Schruers

in Creativity without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479841936
eISBN:
9781479822980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841936.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Matt Schruers demonstrates that from their earliest days as delivery mechanisms for medicines, to the era of patent elixirs, to today’s resurgence of craft cocktails, alcoholic beverages have been ... More


Derogatory to Professional Character?: The Evolution of Physician Anti-Patenting Norms

Katherine J. Strandburg

in Creativity without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479841936
eISBN:
9781479822980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841936.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Kathy Strandburg looks at the field of medicine, which has a long history of opposition to patents. She tracks the historical evolution of user innovation among physicians, with particular focus on ... More


Owning the Body: Creative Norms in the Tattoo Industry

Aaron Perzanowski

in Creativity without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479841936
eISBN:
9781479822980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841936.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Aaron Perzanowski’s research on the tattoo industry provides one illustration of this phenomenon. Despite generating billions of dollars in annual revenue, the tattoo industry rarely relies on formal ... More


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