Northeastern University's Jessica Silbey to lecture on IP law
Jessica Silbey, professor at the Northeastern University School of Law, is a leading scholar and nationally recognized expert on intellectual property and the use of film to communicate about law. Silbey has altered the national conversation about creativity and invention with her recent book, The Eureka Myth: Creators, Innovators and Everyday Intellectual Property (Stanford University Press). Based on a set of 50 interviews with authors, artists, inventors and lawyers, Silbey’s work challenges the traditional notion of intellectual property as merely creating financial incentives necessary to spur innovation. Drawing on her interdisciplinary background and qualitative empirical training, Silbey’s research sheds new light onto the roles intellectual property law plays in both sustaining and frustrating creative and innovative communities in the work they seek to accomplish.
This event is sponsored by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.