Volume 14, Issue 4

Summer 2012


Symposium Issue: Copyright and Creativity: Perspectives on Originality, Authorship, and Expression



Copyright’s Creative Hierarchy in the Performing Arts Michael W. Carroll
The Romantic Collective Author Margaret Chon
Three Theories of Copyright in Ratings James Grimmelmann
The Lessons of Living Gardens and Jewish Process Theology for Authorship and Moral Rights Roberta R. Kwall
Digital Originality Edward Lee
Who Owns an Avatar? Copyright, Creativity, and Virtual Worlds Tyler T. Ochoa
Curbing Copyblight John Tehranian


The authors presented draft versions of the Articles in this Issue at the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law Symposium on January 27, 2012. The Symposium focused on legal issues surrounding copyright and creative forms, facilitating dialogue regarding the evolution of both law and creative expression. Panels addressed the intersection of copyright and arguably creative works. The Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law would like to thank those who made the event possible, including several members of the Vanderbilt Law School community.