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    What might Hans Christian Andersen say about copyright today?

    Macmillan, Fiona (2006) What might Hans Christian Andersen say about copyright today? In: Porsdam, H. (ed.) Copyright and Other Fairy Tales: Hans Christian Andersen and the Commodification of Creativity. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 9781845426019.

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    Book synopsis: The present state of copyright law and the way in which it threatens the remix of culture and creativity is a shared concern of the contributors to this unique book. Whether or not to remain within the underlying regime of intellectual property law, and what sort of reforms are needed if we do decide to remain within this regime, are fundamental questions that form the subtext for their discussions. One opinion that manifests itself in the book is that we should not reject present copyright law altogether, but rather find ways to fit it to the new digital technology, whilst others take a more sceptical view. They argue, for example, that the solution to copyright-related problems is simply to give up on copyright law altogether. The life and work of Danish writer Hans Christian Andersen presents an ideal focus and/or point of departure, giving the contributors a historical and well defined framework for their discussion of the various problems in relating copyright to cultural creativity. Copyright and Other Fairy Tales will be of great interest to scholars of intellectual property from a diversity of fields including law, economics, and cultural studies, as well as historians interested in the link between cultural creativity and the role of copyright in promoting (or preventing) such creativity.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Law School
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2019 15:23
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:49


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