Creativity and possessive interests

Parker Dixon, M. J. C. (2015) Creativity and possessive interests. In: Rahmatian, A. (ed.) Concepts of Music and Copyright: How Music Perceives Itself and How Copyright Perceives Music. Edward Elgar, pp. 50-77. ISBN 9781783478187

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This chapter will examine how certain beliefs and experiences of aesthetic making or ‘workmanship’ inflect and to some extent produce notions of property and ownership. The creative process may lead to psychological identification with the creation, as an extension of the composer, and so the work ‘belongs’ to them as their author and ‘father’ as a notion of the ‘paternity right’. External interference with the work (also as re-composition or correction) can be considered as a personal affront, which may be the basis of the integrity right. The contribution discusses the problems and challenges to such a picture of aesthetic conception of authorship and workmanship. Artistic integrity is often a matter of establishing what is right and best for the work: the work is not an extension of one’s self (with property and moral rights claims) but the work is causing an obligation for the artist to realise the work to the best of the artist’s ability.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dixon, Dr Martin
Authors: Parker Dixon, M. J. C.
Subjects:M Music and Books on Music > M Music
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts
Publisher:Edward Elgar
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