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The Soul of Creativity: Forging a Moral Rights Law for the United States

Roberta Rosenthal Kwall


In the United States, human creativity is historically understood to be motivated by economic concerns. However, this perspective fails to account for the reality that human creativity is also often the result of internal motivations having nothing to do with money. This book addresses what motivates human creativity and how the law governing authors' rights should be shaped in response to these motivations. On a practical level, it illustrates how integrating a fuller appreciation of the inspirational dimension of the creative process will allow us to think more expansively about legal protec ... More

Keywords: United States, human creativity, economic concerns, money, intellectual property, authors' rights, creative process, legal protections, creators, attribution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780804756433
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804756433.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roberta Rosenthal Kwall, author