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Author Rachum-Twaig, Omri, author

Title Copyright law and derivative works : regulating creativity / Omri Rachum-Twaig
Published London : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge research in intellectual property
Routledge-Cavendish research in intellectual property.
Contents Introduction -- The cognitive aspects of creativity -- Genre theory and common building blocks of creativity -- Re-examining the justifications for the derivative works right -- The derivative works right : a critical review -- A new model for the derivative works right -- Conclusion
Summary Copyright law regulates creativity. It affects the way people create works of authorship ex-ante and affects the status of works of authorship significantly ex-post. But does copyright law really understand creativity? Should legal theories alone inform our regulation of the creative process? This book views copyright law as a law of creativity. It asks whether copyright law understands authorship as other creativity studies fields do. It considers whether copyright law should incorporate non-legal theories, and if so, how it should be adjusted in their light. For this purpose, the book focuses on one of the many rights that copyright law regulates - the right to make a derivative work. A work is considered derivative when it is based on one or more preexisting works. Today, the owner of a work of authorship has the exclusive right to make derivative works based on her original work or to allow others to do so. The book suggests a new way to think about both the right, the tension, and copyright law at large. It proposes relying on non-legal fields like cognitive psychology and genre theories, and offers new legal-theoretical justifications for the right to make derivative works. As the first book to consider the intersection between copyright law, creativity and derivative works, this will be a valuable resource for students, scholars, and practitioners interested in intellectual property and copyright law
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Omri Rachum-Twaig is adjunct professor of law at the Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, Israel. He teaches and writes about copyright, cyber and information law, artificial intelligence and emerging technologies. He has published on all these matters in leading law reviews and journals, has won several academic awards and prizes, and his work is frequently cited in scholarly work and courts, including the Supreme Court of Israel
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 30, 2018)
Subject Copyright -- Neighboring rights.
Derivative works (Copyright)
Intellectual property and creative ability.
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