Artistic license : the philosophical problems of copyright and appropriation /
Darren Hudson Hick.
imprint
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
description
231 pages ; 23 cm
ISBN
022646010X, 022646024X, 9780226460109, 9780226460246, 9780226460383
format(s)
Book
Holdings
More Details
imprint
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
isbn
022646010X
022646024X
9780226460109
9780226460246
9780226460383
contents note
Culture clashes -- Ontology, copyright, and artistic practice -- The myth of unoriginality -- Authorship, power, and responsibility -- Toward an ontology of authored works -- The rights of authors -- The rights of others -- Appropriation and transformation -- Afterword.
abstract
The art scene today is one of appropriation - of remixing, reusing, and recombining the works of other artists. From the musical mash-ups of Girl Talk to the pop-culture borrowings of Damien Hirst and Jeff Koons, it's clear that the artistic landscape is shifting - which leads to some tricky legal and philosophical questions. In this up-to-date, thorough, and accessible analysis of the right to copyright, Darren Hudson Hick works to reconcile the growing practice of artistic appropriation with innovative views of artists' rights, both legal and moral. Engaging with long-standing debates about the nature of originality, authorship, and artists' rights, Hick examines the philosophical challenges presented by the role of intellectual property in the artworld and vice versa. Using real-life examples of artists who have incorporated copyrighted works into their art, he explores issues of artistic creation and the nature of infringement as they are informed by analytical aesthetics and legal and critical theory. Ultimately, 'Artistic License' provides a critical and systematic analysis of the key philosophical issues that underlie copyright policy, rethinking the relationship between artist, artwork, and the law.
catalogue key
11184618
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-220) and index.

  link to old catalogue

Report a problem