Who Owns Culture?: Appropriation and Authenticity in American Law / Edition 1

Who Owns Culture?: Appropriation and Authenticity in American Law / Edition 1

by Susan Scafidi
     
 

Scafidi (law and history, Southern Methodist U.) makes the very telling point that cultural groups may very well have the right to claim ownership over their own creations, asking why the US will protect property such as literature from appropriation but not folklore. She covers the ways bits of other cultures come to America or are forcibly taken, the economics… See more details below

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Scafidi (law and history, Southern Methodist U.) makes the very telling point that cultural groups may very well have the right to claim ownership over their own creations, asking why the US will protect property such as literature from appropriation but not folklore. She covers the ways bits of other cultures come to America or are forcibly taken, the economics behind appropriation, and the emerging legal framework whereby cultural products are protected as is any other intellectual property. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813536064
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2005
Series:
Rutgers Series: The Public Life of the Arts
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1The commodification of culture5
2Ownership of intangible property13
3Cultural products as accidental property23
4Categorizing cultural products38
5Claiming community ownership via authenticity52
6Family feuds67
7Outsider appropriation90
8Misappropriation and the destruction of value(s)103
9Permissive appropriation115
10Reverse appropriation of intellectual properties and celebrity personae126
11The civic role of cultural products135
12An emerging legal framework147
AppDefining property159

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