The Routledge Companion to Copyright and Creativity in the 21st Century

· Routledge
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These collected chapters and interviews explore the current issues and debates about how copyright will or should adapt to meet the practices of 21st-century creators and internet users.

The book begins with an overview of copyright law basics. It is organized by parts that correspond to creative genres: Literary Works, Visual Arts, Fine Art, Music, Video Games and Virtual Worlds, Fashion, and Technology. The chapters and interviews address issues such as copyright ownership in work created by Artificial Intelligence (AI), the musical remix market, whether appropriation is ever a fair use of a copyrighted work or if it is always theft, and whether internet- based platforms should do more to deter piracy of creators’ works. Each part ends with an essay explaining the significance of one or two landmark or trendsetting cases to help the reader understand the practical implications of the law.

Written to be accessible to both lay and legal audiences, this unique collection addresses contemporary legal issues that all creators need to understand and will be essential reading for artists, designers, and musicians as well as the lawyers who represent them.

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About the author

Michelle Bogre, Esq., is a Professor Emerita from Parsons School of Design in New York City, where she taught photography and copyright law for artists and designers. She is the author of three other books: Photography As Activism: Images for Social Change; Photography 4.0: A Teaching Guide for the 21st Century; and, her newest, Documentary Photography Reconsidered: Theory, History and Practice.

Nancy Wolff is a partner at the bi-coastal firm Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard, LLP. She is co-chair of the firm’s litigation department, Past President of the Copyright Society of the USA (CSUSA), and member of the American Bar Association (ABA) IP Task Force on Copyright Reform. She is the author of Best Practices in Image Licensing, published in the Licensing Journal, and The Professional Photographers Legal Handbook.

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