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35 Thomas at 26, citing Spencer, The Principles of Ethics (1897), ii. 40 What of creations which are 99 per cent inspiration and 36 Rahmatian at 97. According to Sterling, in French law the test for subsistence of copyright is whether the work shows “the mark of the author’s personality” and in German law the subsistence of the author’s right relates to the personal act of creation by the author (Sterling at 43). 37 Rahmatian at 98. This point is also made by Sam Ricketson: “there was a conscious philosophical basis to the French laws that saw the rights protected as being embodied in natural law” (S.

37 Rahmatian at 98. This point is also made by Sam Ricketson: “there was a conscious philosophical basis to the French laws that saw the rights protected as being embodied in natural law” (S. Ricketson, The Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works: 1886:1986 (Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary College/Kluwer, London, 1987) (“Ricketson”) at 5. 38 See Ricketson at 6. 39 Nevertheless Locke’s theory continues to be a fertile basis for analysis especially in the context of copyright: for example Gordon, in applying a Lockean natural law analysis to the idea/expression dichotomy, has stated that Locke’s “proviso” “prohibits a creator from owning abstract ideas because such ownership harms later creators” (Gordon n.

18 supra, at 31 for a critique of the Lockean and desert theories, among others. L. S. , 1999). See also n. 26 above. ” [1996] 5 EIPR 253 (“Laddie”) remains a trenchant critique of modern copyright law. See also his conclusion in Autospin (Oil Seals) Ltd v. Beehive Spinning (A Firm) [1995] RPC 683 for some similar criticisms. (See also n. 22 supra). 45 However there are also those who actively challenge the application of copyright law of whatever duration, especially to utilitarian works. e. 47 Indeed Rushton and others have argued that copyright protection for certain works, in particular “works of artistic craftsmanship”, is not justified by economic analysis.

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