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The Soul of CreativityForging a Moral Rights Law for the United States$
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Roberta Rosenthal Kwall

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780804756433

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804756433.001.0001

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The Current Legal Framework

The Current Legal Framework

(p.23) Chapter 3 The Current Legal Framework
The Soul of Creativity
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This chapter discusses the legal structure governing authors' rights in the United States. It first traces the philosophical foundations of American copyright law and their relationship to the relevant copyright doctrines. Specifically, it analyzes the traditional economic incentive paradigm and its impact on copyright law. It then provides an overview of moral rights, trademark and unfair competition, right of publicity, and other relevant common law doctrines. The chapter demonstrates the overall inadequacy of the current intellectual property legal framework with respect to safeguarding textual integrity.

Keywords:   authors' rights, United States, American copyright law, economic incentive, moral rights, trademark, unfair competition, right of publicity, intellectual property, textual integrity

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