liu.seSearch for publications in DiVA
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Authors, Inventors and Entrepreneurs: Intellectual Property and Actors of Extraction
Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Department of Culture Studies – Tema Q. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-3309-3840
2018 (English)In: Open Cultural Studies, ISSN 2451-3474, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 319-329Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The ideas and ideals of authorship and the discourse on property rights that emerged in parallelsince the 18th century have come to form the bedrock of copyright law. Critical copyright scholars arguethat this construction of authorship and ownership contributes to individualisation and privatisationof artistic works that disregards the collective aspects of creativity. It also embodies a certain kind ofauthorial character—or “author function” as Michel Foucault puts it—imbued with racial and genderedpowers and privileges. While the gendered and racialised biases of intellectual property rights are welldocumented within copyright research, the commodification of ideas and cultural expressions relies onindividualisation of creativity that is significant not only to the cultural economy but also to the 20th-centurynotion of the entrepreneur as the protagonist of capitalism. This article relates the idea of the entrepreneurto the deconstruction of authorship that was initiated by Foucault and Roland Barthes in the late 1960s,and the critique of an author-centred IPR regime developed by law scholars in the 1990s. It asks if and howthe deconstruction of the author as a cultural and ideological persona that underpins the privatisationof immaterial resources can help us understand the construction and function of the entrepreneur inextractive capitalism.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
De Gruyter Open, 2018. Vol. 2, no 1, p. 319-329
Keywords [en]
Intellectual Property, Copyright; Authorship, Entrepreneurship, Gender, Colonialism
National Category
Cultural Studies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-152786DOI: 10.1515/culture-2018-0029OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-152786DiVA, id: diva2:1265016
Projects
Commons and Commodities: Knowledge, Natural Resources and the Construction of Property
Funder
Swedish Research Council, E0633901Available from: 2018-11-22 Created: 2018-11-22 Last updated: 2018-11-22

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full texthttps://www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/culture.2018.2.issue-1/culture-2018-0029/culture-2018-0029.pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Fredriksson, Martin
By organisation
Department of Culture Studies – Tema QFaculty of Arts and Sciences
Cultural Studies

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 23 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • oxford
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf