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  • Print publication year: 2017
  • Online publication date: September 2017

Part V - Newer Domains for Creativity Research



Legal research on creativity centers on intellectual property law, a field of law that regulates rights in creations of the mind. Recent studies in this area explore how creativity is evaluated for purposes of awarding intellectual property rights, how the prospect of legal rights affects creativity, whether creativity impacts the valuation of subject works, and how the public conceptualizes creativity in relation to intellectual property rights. This body of research speaks to creativity studies in many domains and to the ability of intellectual property law to function as designed.