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Issue No.05 - September/October (2009 vol.7)
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.
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, September/October 2009, doi:10.1109/MSP.2009.125
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