One thought does occur to me.
If the creative and performing arts are to have the glory and stature of
physics and the natural sciences, then why should we not use IP models as
Simon Biggs wrote:
The question of IP ownership in this economy is a good one. Very little
research in academia is done by one person. Even artistic practice based
research, over recent years, has seen a move to collaborative team based
working. In the sciences it is quite normal for the university to claim IP
rights over new knowledge or to develop shared ownership models if ideas
inventions are spun out into industry. As yet I am not aware of this having
happened in the creative arts...but I can see it coming. Why should the
creative arts be treated any differently? Is there any difference in the
nature of authorship, and thus ownership, between physics and sculpture?