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Jesus Gonzalez “The Distinctive Function of Authorship”

On 19th June 2013, Dr. Jesus Gonzalez presented on the “The Distinctive Function of Authorship” which took place at Bournemouth University, Executive Business Centre Room EB302.

Dr. Gonzalez’s talk focused on Post-Structuralism and Copyright. According to Post-Structuralism, the creator effectively creates the text by virtue of the broader contexts in which he or she exists, challenging the idea of ‘autonomous’ work. During his presentation, Dr. Gonzalez questioned whether post-structuralism is relevant in justifying copyright as a necessary system of exclusive entitlements – or whether it might spell the end of copyright law.