“Copyright and Collective Authorship – Locating the Authors of Collaborative Work”(Cambridge University Press) by Dr. Daniela Simone (Lecturer in Law and Co-Director of University College London’s Institute of Brand and Innovation Law)

“A must-read for anyone interested in the interaction between law and the creative process. This book made me think differently about copyright law and what it promotes and values when it comes to (not) recognizing those who contribute to the creation of works” says Dr. Pascale Chapdelaine (Associate Professor Windsor Law) who recently reviewed Dr. Daniela Simone’s book for the Intellectual Property Journal forthcoming  (2020) 32 Intellectual Property Journal 203). 

In Copyright and Collective Authorship – Locating the Authors of Collaborative Work, Dr. Daniela Simone identifies root causes of the deficiencies in the law’s treatment of (joint) authorship, and provides an admirable roadmap and analytical framework to orient the judiciary and all others concerned about ascertaining who should be the authors of collective works. Simone’s analytical framework and prescriptions rely on four case studies that involve large amounts of collaboration: Wikipedia, Australian indigenous art, scientific collaborations, and film.


Copyright and Collective Authorship – Locating the Authors of Collaborative Work: Book Review