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Incentives to Innovate: Improve the Past or Break with It?
September/October 2009 (vol. 7 no. 5)
pp. 78-81
Michael Lesk, Rutgers University
Does more expansive copyright law increase creativity by discouraging adaptations of existing work? The author discusses examples from cooking, boatbuilding, and the theater.

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Index Terms:
creativity, copyright, information economics
Michael Lesk, "Incentives to Innovate: Improve the Past or Break with It?," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 7, no. 5, pp. 78-81, Sept.-Oct. 2009, doi:10.1109/MSP.2009.125
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