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Experimental Tests of Intellectual Property Laws’ Creativity Thresholds

  title={Experimental Tests of Intellectual Property Laws’ Creativity Thresholds},
  author={Christopher Buccafusco and Zachary C. Burns and Jeanne Fromer and Christopher Sprigman},
  journal={NYU Law \& Economics Research Paper Series},
In the United States, intellectual property (IP) law is intended to encourage the production of new creative works and inventions. Copyright and patent laws do this by providing qualifying authors and inventors with a bundle of exclusive rights relating to the use and development of their creations. Importantly, however, these fields differ greatly in the ways that they determine whether some new creation is sufficiently innovative to merit legal protection. Copyright law sets the creativity… 
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