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Artistic License: The Philosophical Problems of Copyright and Appropriation

Darren Hudson Hick


Artistic License aims at analyzing the right of copyright, given its essential underlying principles in the law, and its relation to contemporary artistic practice. As several legal theorists argue, though the role of copying in artistic practice has evolved, copyright law has failed to keep step, producing an imbalance that puts the law at odds with the domain it is meant to protect. Centrally, Hick works to reconcile growing practices of artistic appropriation and related attitudes about artistic "taking" with developed views of artists’ rights, both legal and moral. Hick examines the philos ... More

Keywords: Aesthetics, Art, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Fair Use, Ontology, Artistic Practice, Philosophy, Appropriation, Remix

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226460109
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226460383.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Darren Hudson Hick, author
Texas Tech University