This essay looks at the “outing” of well-known Italian writer, Elena Ferrante, who famously writes under a pseudonym, and considers the implications for authors’ rights and freedom of speech. Enjoy!
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This forthcoming book is to be published by Cambridge University Press in late 2016. To date, the team of contributors includes an outstanding group of policymakers, scholars, and expert practitioners from the region and throughout the world, discussing the cutting edge of IP from the perspectives of these lesser-known jurisdictions. If you are interested in joining the project team as […]
Writing for the Times of India, Arjun Narayanan notes the issue of preserving the authenticity of Indian National Poet Bharati’s works, and how the concept of “moral rights” of attribution and integrity informed the Standard Edition recently published by Bharati’s granddaughter, the noted Bharati scholar Dr. S. Vijaya Bharati. Arjun’s article can be viewed here, […]
Please see my recent blog on Glenn Gould’s recordings and the theme of moral rights in sound recordings, available here. The blog was inspired by the “Glenn Gould Remastered” project at Sony Music Classical.
Should copyright law as a whole take explicit aim at the issue of recognizing authors’ and artists’ reputations? A presentation on this theme was enthusiastically received by an attentive audience at the European Policy for Intellectual Property 2015 conference, hosted by the CREATe centre. Interested responses came from audience members representing constituencies as diverse as Spotify (Will Page, chief […]
This year, my presentation at the IP Scholars Conference at DePaul University in Chicago urged the U.S. IP community to revisit the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 in the light of recent controversies involving the destruction of public artworks. The abstract is available here. Last year’s research paper, on “Moral Rights and Orphan Works: A View from the […]
Please see my commentary on this historic event and its relevance for IP law, available here.
₤ 51,966 (including bursary and fee remission; ₤6000 travel allowance) This position is funded until September 2017. Start Date: September 2014 CREATe (www.create.ac.uk), a multidisciplinary centre for copyright research, in partnership with the National Library of Scotland, is in search of a PhD candidate to study the challenges facing museums, libraries, and other public sector […]
Highlights of a wonderful Indian IP conference included the chance to meet Mr. G.R. Raghavender, then India’s copyright registrar and a tremendous positive force moving forward WIPO’s Marrakesh Treaty on copyright accommodations for the visually impaired. I spoke on the importance of using modern IP regulation to value the indigenous knowledge of developing countries. Conference program available here; my presentation can […]