Why does creativity need the law?

Research report (imported) 2017 - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods

Engel, Christoph
Verhaltensrecht und Ökonomie
Why does creativity need the law? US law believes: because authors would otherwise be starving. Continental law counters: because authors care about recognition. Consequently Continental law not only empowers authors to sell their works. It also protects moral rights, like the right to be named. In a field experiment, only a minority of photographers are willing to give up moral rights.

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