Reimagining copyright's duration

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Abstract

Current copyright terms are primarily justified as being necessary to incentivise cultural production, to incentivise investment in existing works to ensure their continued availability and preservation, and to recognise and reward authors for their creative contributions. This paper makes the case that existing approaches to duration are actually counterproductive to these aims. It then proposes a vision of an alternative that, by disaggregating incentives and rewards (and our motivations for granting them), would increase investment in existing works, better secure to authors the rewards of their creative endeavours, and unlock a great deal of currently neglected value for the public.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhat if we could reimagine copyright?
EditorsRebecca Giblin, Kimberlee Weatherall
PublisherThe Australian National University
Pages177-211
Number of pages36
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781760460815
ISBN (Print)9781760460808
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2017

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Giblin, R. K. (2017). Reimagining copyright's duration. In R. Giblin, & K. Weatherall (Eds.), What if we could reimagine copyright? (1st ed., pp. 177-211). The Australian National University.
Giblin, Rebecca Kate. / Reimagining copyright's duration. What if we could reimagine copyright?. editor / Rebecca Giblin ; Kimberlee Weatherall. 1st. ed. The Australian National University, 2017. pp. 177-211
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Giblin RK. Reimagining copyright's duration. In Giblin R, Weatherall K, editors, What if we could reimagine copyright?. 1st ed. The Australian National University. 2017. p. 177-211