“…This hypothesis that creative acts are uniformly economic acts is problematic for several different reasons, as we hope to demonstrate. First, it assumes an (in fact unproven) economic motivation for all acts of creation, and then presupposes a uniformly significant correlation between economic incentive on the one hand and innovation and creativity on the other. Second, it conflates the motivations and interests of individual creators in widely different circumstances with those of vendors. Third, it fails to distinguish, by ignoring the importance of moral rights, between the interests of various categories of creators in intellectual property protection.”

  • Alan Story
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