Thursday, July 06, 2017

"Chilling the Impulse to Create Beautiful Things That Outlast Us"

"'Not only popular dress, hairstyle, and music but more recently literature and art are at the forefront of the debate,' Scafidi noted. We may not live to see an international bureaucracy organized and proactive enough to catalog every book and painting that outstretches its author's culture of origin. But there will be more complaints against painters, sculptors, literary writers and fewer freshman seminars assigning old novels that could now be deemed culturally appropriative, and fewer authors writing new ones."

Alice B. Lloyd at The Weekly Standard discusses the United Nations' Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore.

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