Born to be authors: the copyright of the child

Author: Maria Mercedes Frabboni (University of Sussex)
Published: 24.11.2022
Image by bethL via Pixabay Children provide a unique contribution to the discourse on creativity, copyright and intellectual property. From their ability to engage with colours and sounds as babies to the rich and extensive portfolio of works they create during their school years, children are constantly engaging in the process of authorship. A systematic study on the copyright of children is yet to be attempted. This is not to say that legal analysis has neglected this area completely though. More frequently, the commentary addresses copyright or intellectual property protected commodities created for the child – rather than by the…