What Is a Copyright Work?

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Title What Is a Copyright Work?
Author Sherman, Brad
Journal Name Theoretical Inquiries in Law
Year Published 2011
Place of publication Israel
Publisher Tel Aviv University
Abstract The work, which came into its own with the emergence of modern copyright law at the turn of the twentieth century, occupies a pivotal (but largely unexplored) position in copyright law. Focusing on the question of how copyright decides whether part of a work should be treated as a separate and distinct object, this Article looks at some of the techniques that copyright law uses to decide both what is a work and when a new work comes into being. The Article shows that in spite of the central role that the work plays in copyright doctrine the law is not well equipped to explain when a new work has come into being.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.2202/1565-3404.1264
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Volume 12
Issue Number 1
Page from 99
Page to 121
ISSN 1565-1509
Date Accessioned 2011-07-26
Language en_US
Research Centre Socio-Legal Research Centre
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject Intellectual Property Law
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/42245
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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