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CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF IDEA EXPRESSION DICHOTOMY IN THE CONTEXT OF CONCEPTUAL ART

Mr. Chaitanya Joshi Prof. Dr. S.P. Rathor.

Abstract
One of the major apprehended road blocks in integration of conceptual art within the strict regime of
Copyright law is the doctrine of idea expression dichotomy. My article deals with the historic origins
of this axiom, it‟s essential features, problems faced in applying the doctrine and the applicability of
the doctrine to conceptual art. The article questions the Copyright law whereby it refuses to protect
conceptual art using the doctrine of idea expression dichotomy. There are several inherent
shortcomings in this age old doctrine such as: the traditional distinction between idea and expression
is misguided and irrelevant; no "expressionless idea" exists and, at least in any meaningful writing, it
makes no sense to speak of an "idealess expression"; despite the manner in which cases are framed,
the scheme of differentiating idea from expression does not aid courts in their task of determining
what is the protectable expression and whether this expression has been infringed.
Ironically the conclusion derived from the discussion is that in fact the doctrine only restricts claiming
monopoly over the idea or concept behind the work, but it most definitely does not prohibit works
where the concept is a central theme, until it satisfies the golden trinity of authorship, originality and
fixation.

Key words: Axiom, Conceptual Art, Copyright, Fixation


 
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Mr. Chaitanya Joshi Prof. Dr. S.P. Rathor. CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF IDEA EXPRESSION DICHOTOMY IN THE CONTEXT OF CONCEPTUAL ART. JCR. 2020; 7(4): 4181-4186. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.469


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Mr. Chaitanya Joshi Prof. Dr. S.P. Rathor. CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF IDEA EXPRESSION DICHOTOMY IN THE CONTEXT OF CONCEPTUAL ART. JCR. 2020; 7(4): 4181-4186. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.469



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Mr. Chaitanya Joshi Prof. Dr. S.P. Rathor. CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF IDEA EXPRESSION DICHOTOMY IN THE CONTEXT OF CONCEPTUAL ART. JCR. (2020), [cited June 02, 2021]; 7(4): 4181-4186. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.469



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Mr. Chaitanya Joshi Prof. Dr. S.P. Rathor (2020) CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF IDEA EXPRESSION DICHOTOMY IN THE CONTEXT OF CONCEPTUAL ART. JCR, 7 (4), 4181-4186. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.469



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Mr. Chaitanya Joshi Prof. Dr. S.P. Rathor. 2020. CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF IDEA EXPRESSION DICHOTOMY IN THE CONTEXT OF CONCEPTUAL ART. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (4), 4181-4186. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.469



Chicago Style

Mr. Chaitanya Joshi Prof. Dr. S.P. Rathor. "CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF IDEA EXPRESSION DICHOTOMY IN THE CONTEXT OF CONCEPTUAL ART." Journal of Critical Reviews 7 (2020), 4181-4186. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.469



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Mr. Chaitanya Joshi Prof. Dr. S.P. Rathor. "CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF IDEA EXPRESSION DICHOTOMY IN THE CONTEXT OF CONCEPTUAL ART." Journal of Critical Reviews 7.4 (2020), 4181-4186. Print. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.469



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Mr. Chaitanya Joshi Prof. Dr. S.P. Rathor (2020) CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF IDEA EXPRESSION DICHOTOMY IN THE CONTEXT OF CONCEPTUAL ART. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (4), 4181-4186. doi:10.31838/jcr.07.04.469