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This Handbook brings together scholars from around the world in addressing the global significance of, controversies over and alternatives to intellectual property (IP) today. It brings together over fifty of the leading authors in this field across the spectrum of academic disciplines, from law, economics, geography, sociology, politics and anthropology. This volume addresses the full spectrum of IP issues including copyright, patent, trademarks and trade secrets, as well as parallel rights and novel applications. In addition to addressing the role of IP in an increasingly information based and globalized economy and culture, it also challenges the utility and viability of IP today and addresses a range of alternative futures.

Creativity and Copyright: The International Career of a New Economy
Creativity and Copyright: The International Career of a New Economy
Dave O'Brien

This chapter argues that the idea of intellectual property at the centre of the creative industries is a construction that has little to do with the reality of work in these sectors of the economy. The focus is on three areas: (1) the rise of creative industries discourse; (2) the creation and effects of the British model of creative industries; and (3) creative work and labour. The bulk of the discussion is around the ‘career’ of creative industries discourse as it intertwines itself with intellectual property. The chapter shows how creative industries held out the promise of a new ...

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