Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts

Publication Date

2015

Page Number

385

Keywords

intellectual property, internet, copyright, intermediation

Disciplines

Intellectual Property Law | Internet Law | Law

Abstract

The fate of professional creators is a major cultural issue. While specific copyright rules are obviously contingent and should be adapted to the new realities of online distribution and easy reuse, professional authorship remains necessary. I also believe that to be a professional author, creators need time, which, in turn, does require some form of payment. We need healthy financial flows to allow professional authors to make a decent, market-based living. This requires a move away from one-size-fits-all copyright and the resulting "tug of norms" that requires a shift of the entire policy package to the benefit of one category of authors and/or users to the detriment of all others.

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