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19 MAY 2010

Balancing the interests of creators with society's interest in fostering later expression and creation of new works

"several theoretical views support the position that in life one has strong economic and non–economic claims for control over one's intangible creations. Yet, the paper finds that historical and literary theory in conjunction with recent economic arguments of Professors Brett Frischmann and Mark Lemley regarding positive externalities generated by access to ideas and information, militate in favor of limits on heirs' control over these creations. Furthermore, insofar as society provides the building blocks from which these creations arise, all the theories show that creations must at some point become part of the commons to enable others to generate new creations. Thus the paper argues against the growth of trademark or trademark–like author's rights which have no temporal limit and offer heirs extreme control over access to and use of an author's work and seeks to balance the interests of creators with society's interest in fostering later expression and creation of new works."

(Deven Desai)

Desai, Deven R., Property, Persona, and Publicity (August 21, 2007). TJSL Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1008541. Available at SSRN:


2007accessaccess to ideasaccess to information • author's rights • authorshipbereavement • Brett Frischmann • commonscontrolcopyrightcreationculture • Deven Desai • ethicsexpressionheirsintangible creationsintellectual property • Mark Lemley • new creations • new worksownershippersonaprivacy rightsproperty • right of publicity • social constructionism • spillover • SSRNtrademark


Simon Perkins
13 APRIL 2010

Design in the knowledge economy 2020

"By 2020 the UK must create a balanced and sustainable knowledge economy with design as a critical and central part. There is no other option. ...

In 2010, as we emerge from one of the most severe economic crises of the last century, it is clear that the balance of the economy must change. The country, brutally, is going to have to work and innovate to make its living. There are no more easy pickings off the back of a credit boom. Britain is going to self–consciously create a national innovation ecosystem to drive new growth sectors and companies – and design must be a critical part of that effort. Successful companies will be those which develop innovative products and processes, so creating new markets and reputations for themselves.

New ways of intervening have to be found. Public spending commitments or tax concessions – the traditional ways of achieving public policy goals – are going to be extremely constrained by the necessity to reduce Britain's budgetary deficit. The quest is on for policy levers that can deliver changed behaviour as effectively but more cheaply. ...

Design is the bridge between the consumer questing for the experiential and the company trying to meet that appetite with an offer that presents the new in a user–friendly and innovative way."

(Design Council, UK)


200720102020advertisingBBCboundariesBritainchangeconstructionDesign Council (UK)digitisationeconomic growtheconomyemployment • employment growth • financial servicesGPS • growth • information and communication technologiesinnovationinvestmentiPadiPhoneiPlayeriPod • knowledge based industry • knowledge economy • knowledge intensive worker • knowledge-intensive industries • miniaturisation • Northern Rock • OECDprofessional skillspropertypublic sector • recovery • robotisation • September 2007 • transformationUK • value-added


Simon Perkins
03 NOVEMBER 2009

Open source as social organization of production and as a form of technological innovation based on a new conception of property rights

"Open source exposes the new logic of organisation of production in a knowledge intensive economic process. The development of software is made up of digitally encoded knowledge that combines from the bottom up in the process of production. Furthermore, as mentioned above, open source is an experiment in production built around a distinctive notion of property. The traditional notion of property is based on the right to exclude the non owners from the use of something that is owned by someone. On the other hand, open source property is configured around the right to distribute, not the right to exclude. This is in fact in the tradition of 'fair use' of intellectual products that are used without securing their property. Under an extended notion of fair use, no individual´s fair use will be permitted to constrain subsequent fair use by another individual and for any purpose. (On 'fair use', and the transformation of the notion of intellectual property rights see the definitive analysis by Lawrence Lessig 'Free Culture' , 2004)"

(Manuel Castells, World Social Forum 2005)

Presentation by Manuel Castells in the World Social Forum 2005


20042005Creative Commonsfair usefree cultureintellectual propertyintellectual property rightsIPIPRknowledgeLawrence LessigManuel Castellsopen sourceownershipproductionpropertyproperty rightsremix culturescriptiblesharing • social organisation of production • World Social Forum


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