Riccardo Pozzo

Active slavery, intellectual property and human rights

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Keywords: Slavery, Intellectual Property, Human Dignity, Human Rights, Kant

The notions of author and work of art are in constant development and require adapting to an environment in which technical progress, lawmaking and individual needs are changing too. Intellectual property is not just about alienating the products of one's thought, it is also about one's body, one's voice, one's cultural tradition. Given that today every cell-phone can take or steal images that can be then posted for profit, the notion of copyright shows implications that go beyond economic issue and invest moral issues such as reputation, attribution, and association, for the work of art must not have consequences upon the author's integrity and paternity. First and foremost, however, the work of art must not be instrument for external designs and strumentalization. The paper considers a number of case studies, in which the predication of active slavery seems to apply.

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