Some Links To Law Review Articles About “Appropriation” Issues

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This law review article link round up is an orthogonal response to a number of conversations happening in the blogosphere. A lot of interesting things have been written by law profs about appropriation issues, from a variety of perspectives. This list isn’t intended to be exhaustive, but if you think I left out a good one, leave a link in the comments or send me an e-mail. Clicking on the link will take you to a page containing an abstract, with a download link as well for the entire article in PDF form. Anyway, here goes:

“The Romance of the Public Domain,” by Anupam Chander and Madhavi Sunder

“Culture as Property: Intellectual Property, Local Norms and Global Rights,” by Olufunmilayo Arewa

“Stealing the Blues: Does Intellectual Property Appropriation Belong in the Debate Over African-American Reparations?” by Kevin J. Greene

“Straight Stealing: Towards An Indigenous System of Cultural Property Protection” by Angela Riley

“Payment in Credit: Copyright Law and Subcultural Creativity,” by Rebecca Tushnet

“Property in Personhood,” by Madhavi Sunder

“Commodification, Intellectual Property, and the Quilters of Gee’s Bend,” by Victoria Phillips

“Portrait of the Artist As A White Man: The International Law of Human Rights and Aboriginal Culture,” by Fleur E. Johns

“Performance, Property, and the Slashing of Gender in Fan Fiction,” by Sonia Katyal

“Intellectual Property Rights and Traditional Knowledge: The Case of Yoga,” by Krishna Ravi Srinivas

“Language is a Virus,” by Keith Aoki

“Protecting Folklore: Is Intectual Property the Answer?” By Christine Farley

Almost all of the authors listed have written more than one article on this topic, so there are plenty more links to articles like these if your interest is piqued – happy to help point anyone to additional materials as needed.

–Ann Bartow

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