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Who owns culture? [electronic resource] : appropriation and authenticity in American law / Susan Scafidi.

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  • ISBN: 0813537851 (electronic bk.)
  • ISBN: 9780813537856 (electronic bk.)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 203 p.)
  • Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2005.

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Available through EBSCO/Netlibrary
Description based on print version record.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-188) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The commodification of culture -- Ownership of intagible property -- Cultural products as accidental property -- Categorizing cultural products -- Claiming community ownership via authenticity -- Family feuds -- Outsider appropriation -- Misappropriation and the destruction of value(s) -- Permissive appropriation -- Reverse appropriation of intellectual properties and celebrity personae -- Civic role of cultural products -- An emerging legal framework.
Subject: Intellectual property > United States
Material culture > United States.
Folklore > United States
Culture and law
Indigenous peoples > Legal status, laws, etc. > United States.

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