Research report 2017 - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods
Why does creativity need the law?
Verhaltensrecht und Ökonomie
SummaryWhy 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.