Derivative Works in Copyright and Improvement Inventions in Patent Law
"In patent law, subsequent innovators can patent an improvement of an existing patented invention, and then negotiate a license with the initial patent owner. So, while in patent law the rule for improvers is “invent first, and then bargain with the patent owner over the allocation of rights to the improved invention”, copyright law works the other way round: the would-be creator of a derivative work must first bargain with the original copyright owner, and then invest his or her creative effort to produce the authorized derivative." Would a patent-like approach would better serve copyright’s goal of promoting creativity for the public benefit?
Speaker: Professor Maurizio Borghi, Bournemouth University
WHERE: C314, Tait Building, City, University of London, Northampton Square, London, EC1V 0HB
WHEN: Tuesday March 20th at 13.00
Free to attend, but please register here:
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