Who Owns Culture?: Appropriation and Authenticity in American Law - Public Life of the Arts Series (Hardback)
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Who Owns Culture?: Appropriation and Authenticity in American Law - Public Life of the Arts Series (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 31/07/2005
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Community-generated art forms have tremendous economic and social value, yet most source communities have little control over them. White suburban youths perform rap music, New York fashion designers ransack the world's closets for inspiration, and Euro-American authors adopt the voice of a geisha or shaman. While claims of authenticity or quality may prompt some consumers to seek cultural products at their source, the communities of origin are generally unable to exclude copyists through legal action. Like other works of unincorporated group authorship, cultural products lack protection under our system of intellectual property law. But is this legal vacuum an injustice, the lifeblood of American culture, a historical oversight, a result of administrative incapacity, or all of the above? Who Owns Culture? offers the first comprehensive analysis of cultural authorship and appropriation within American law. From indigenous art to Linux, Susan Scafidi takes the reader on a tour of the no-man's-land between law and culture, pausing to ask: What prompts us to offer legal protection to works of literature, but not folklore? What does it mean for a creation to belong to a community, especially a diffuse or fractured one? And is our national culture the product of Yankee ingenuity or cultural kleptomania? Providing new insights to communal authorship, cultural appropriation, intellectual property law, and the formation of American culture, this innovative and accessible guide greatly enriches future legal understanding of cultural production.

Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813536057
Weight: 367 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 19 mm

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