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Defending new forms of expression

A new book co-edited by the City Law School's Dr Enrico Bonadio and Professor Nicola Lucchi of Jönköping International Business School, explores the issue of whether or not new or non traditional forms of expression can be protected by copyright.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

City Law School Senior Lecturer and Intellectual Property Law specialist, Dr Enrico Bonadio has co-edited Non-Conventional Copyright - Do New and Atypical Works Deserve Protection?, with Associate Professor Nicola Lucchi of Jönköping International Business School.

The book delves into the intriguing issue of whether new or non traditional forms of expression are capable of attracting copyright. 

Magic and DJ sets

The range of subject matters covered is wide and impressive: graffiti, tattoos, land, conceptual and bio art, engineered DNA, sport movements, jokes and magic tricks, DJ sets, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, perfume making, typefaces and several others.

Non-Conventional Copyright - Do New and Atypical Works Deserve Protection? opens up a debate on whether these new or non conventional forms of expression satisfy the requirements for protection, including originality, fixation and authorship.

It also sheds light on the desirability of protecting such form through copyright - and in particular triggers a discussion about whether we could imagine a more open and flexible copyright system and accommodate the interests of an increasingly broad category of creators by guaranteeing them protection.

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