Presentation Title: Collaborative Production, Copyright, and "Casino Royale"

Section: The Mystery of Creativity IV

Location: , 104

Date & Time: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 3:30pm - 3:45pm


I suggest that the 2006 film "Casino Royale" can reshape our ideas about collaborative production and, consequently, copyright laws. After arguing that it is a product of what Laurence Lessig calls an emerging "Hybrid Hollywood," where “Hollywood is including the audience in the process of building, spreading, and remaking its product,” I assert that the film is the most powerful evidence we have for believing that James Bond has gradually become as much the property of the general public as of his copyright holders. I relate the works of major thinkers on readers’ copyright, such as Lawrence Lessig and Jessica Litman, to my reading of the film. I conclude by suggesting revisions to our present ideas about copyright.

Type of Presentation: Individual oral

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Presentation Area: Film & Media

Presentation Topic: Legal

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Presenter(s): Smith, Timothy Harold (Tim)
Major(s): English and American Literature
Class Year(s): 2013

Sponsor(s): Kramer, Kathryn
Dept(s): English and American Literature

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