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Experimenting with Law: Brecht on Copyright

Bellido, Jose (2020) Experimenting with Law: Brecht on Copyright. Law and Critique, . ISSN 0957-8536. (doi:10.1007/s10978-019-09256-5) (KAR id:80282)


Can one reject copyright law and be a qualified observer of its dispositives? This question was taken up by Bertolt Brecht in an intriguing essay concerning the litigation surrounding the film adaptation of The Threepenny Opera (1928). Brecht here develops an experimental observation around the nature of film adaptation and cultural production in copyright. While an experimental approach to law was in itself a subversive gesture, the specific legal process enabled him to expose the paradoxical ways in which the copyright system worked.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10978-019-09256-5
Uncontrolled keywords: Brecht, Copyright, Experimental knowledge, Film, History of copyright law, Law, Mass media
Subjects: K Law
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > Kent Law School
Depositing User: Jose Bellido
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2020 15:20 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:11 UTC
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