2018-05-14

Non-Conventional Copyright - Do New and Atypical Works Deserve Protection? – New book edited by MMTC member Nicola Lucchi.

Associate Professor of Law and MMTC researchers Nicola Lucchi, together with Enrico Bonadio (Senior Lecturer at City, University of London, UK) have recently edited a book entitled “Non-Conventional Copyright - Do New and Atypical Works Deserve Protection?”

The book draws a picture of possible new spaces for copyright protection. In particular, it expands on whether modern copyright law should be more flexible as to whether new or unconventional forms of expression - including graffiti, tattoos, land art, conceptual art and bio art, engineered DNA, 3D printing, sport movements, jokes, magic tricks, dj-sets, works created by artificial intelligence, perfume making, typefaces, illegal and immoral works - deserve protection. The contributors offer authoritative, coherent and well-argued essays focusing on whether copyright can subsist in these unconventional subject matters.

A book launch event will take place on May 17th, at S. Horowitz Institute for Intellectual Property, The Buchmann Faculty of Law at the Tel Aviv University. On the occasion of the publication of the book in October, Nicola Lucchi will present his work during an MMTC seminar at JIBS in Jönköping

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