Quotation Appl, Clemens. 2012. A Collective as Creator: the European juridical perspective. 10th International Open and User Innovation Workshop, Harvard Business School (Boston, Massachusetts, USA), Vereinigte Staaten/USA, 30.07.-01.08..




With the rapidly growing amount of "crowd creations", a vast new field has opened up for legal research and for the development of a new approach in the field of intellectual property law. "Crowd creation" is a social phenomenon where a large number of people conjointly create a work or make an invention in such a manner that the result forms an indivisible whole (e.g. open software). The people involved usually do not even know each other personally and do not pursue commercial goals. Their motivation to contribute to a crowd creation is commonly based on personal interests other than direct financial compensation or at least mere altruism. "Crowd creation" will result in intellectual property issues with specific economical connotations, including ownership and confidentiality issues. In this respect the question arises, if the (European) Intellectual Property Law provides a comprehensible legal framework dealing with "crowd creations".


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title A Collective as Creator: the European juridical perspective
Event 10th International Open and User Innovation Workshop
Year 2012
Date 30.07.-01.08.
Country United States/USA
Location Harvard Business School (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
URL http://userinnovation.mit.edu/conf2012/


Appl, Clemens (Details)
Information and Communication Technology & Intellectual Property Law Group AB (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5212 International civil law (Details)
5231 Copyright and publication right (Details)
5237 Commercial law (Details)
5239 Civil law (Details)
5240 European law (Details)
5251 Theory of law (Details)
5260 Information law (Details)
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