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Contribution to Book
Creativity and Craft
CREATIVITY, LAW AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (2010)
  • Michael J. Madison
Abstract
I revisit the distinction between intangible works of authorship and tangible objects, which is a fundamental proposition of modern copyright law. I suggest that reconsidering that distinction, at least in part, may expand the range of possibilities for aligning modern copyright as an economic construct with the historical roots of copyright and with ethical claims about authorial expression. Revisiting that distinction also may provide contemporary lawyers and policymakers with a much-needed tool for managing challenges posed by digital technology.
Keywords
  • intellectual property,
  • intanible property,
  • tangible property,
  • copyright,
  • originality,
  • craft
Disciplines
Publication Date
2010
Editor
Robin Paul Malloy, Shubha Ghosh
Publisher
Edward Elgar Publishers
Citation Information
Michael J. Madison. "Creativity and Craft" CREATIVITY, LAW AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP (2010) p. 22 - 48
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael_madison/36/