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Author Kwall, Roberta Rosenthal, 1955- author

Title The soul of creativity : forging a moral rights law for the United States / Roberta Rosenthal Kwall
Published Stanford, California : Stanford Law Books, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 247 pages)
Contents Authorship and textual integrity -- The intrinsic dimension of human creativity -- The current legal framework -- International norms -- Ownership of the author's message and the public domain -- Marginally original and functional works of authorship -- Authors in disguise and collaborative works -- Personas -- Human rights laws and authorship norms -- Looking forward to legal reform
Summary "In the United States, human creativity is historically understood to be motivated by economic concerns. However, this perspective fails to account for the reality that human creativity is also often the result of internal motivations having nothing to do with money. This book addresses what motivates human creativity and how the law governing authors' rights should be shaped in response to these motivations." "On a practical level, it illustrates how integrating a fuller appreciation of the inspirational dimension of the creative process will allow us to think more expansively about legal protections for authors. Many types of creators currently lack the legal ability to compel attribution for their work, to prevent misattribution, and to safeguard their work from unwanted modifications. Drawing from a number of diverse sources, including literary, philosophical, and religious works, this book offers real solutions for crafting legal measures that facilitate an author's ability to safeguard his or her work without entirely sacrificing the intellectual property policies in practice in the United States today."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-236) and index
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Subject Authors -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.
Copyright -- Moral rights -- United States.
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0804773416 (electronic bk.)
9780804773416 (electronic bk.)
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