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'Creativity and Copyright in the Digital Environment: The "Schizophrenic" Position of the Individual Artist': The digital environment enables creation of not only many different types of creative works in which copyright may or may not subsist, but also facilitates their creation, dissemination and experience in very diverse contexts and manifestations in different forms, both of which are continually growing in number. The creative industries in this backdrop are being viewed as key economic players by the government. Individual creators form an equally important part of the same as the small and big firms and cultural institutions. This paper focuses on the individual creator and explores the relationship between creativity and copyright in an artistic practice based in the digital environment. In particular, it presents some case studies and through them examines how creativity and copyright (both in its theoretical underpinnings and practical form) enable and disable each other in the day to day practice of the artist; and investigates how artists cope with such a schizophrenic position.
PeriodMay 2010
Event typeConference
LocationChicago, United StatesShow on map