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Mike Madison on the Concepts of the "Work" & Creativity in Copyright

Season 1, Ep. 31

In this episode, Michael J. Madison, Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh College of Law, discusses his papers "The End of the Work as We Know It" and "Creativity and Craft," which respectively address the fundamental copyright concepts of the "work" and creativity." Among other things, Madison observes that we do not have a coherent doctrinal definition of either concept, and that incoherence often leads courts to lose sight of the purpose of copyright protection. Madison blogs at Madisonian and tweets at @profmadison.

Keywords: intellectual property, intanible property, tangible property, copyright, originality, craft, Work of Authorship, Boundaries, Boundary Objects

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