Thursday, September 14, 2006

Do robots dream of copyright?

Phillip K. Dick robotic headWendy Grossman has a nice story on the loss of a robotic version of author Philip K. Dick's head. Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report were all based on Dick's books. Should Harrison Ford, Gov. Schwarzenegger and Tom "Thetan" Cruise be under investigation?

Wendy looks at the personality rights that in California would give the author rights over such representations, but that in the UK would only prevent defamation.

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