Regulating Cultural Performances in Oceania: the Complicated Relationship between Law, Creativity and Cultural Property

Miranda Forsyth, Kalissa Alexeyeff

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    Abstract

    This paper explores a number of tensions around claims of rights over various aspects of cultural performance with a particular focus on the Cook Islands. We discuss the historical context of these tensions and trace the way in which certain anxieties and agendas have led to demands for, and the realisation of, new laws over cultural performances, most particularly the Copyright Act 2013 and the Traditional Knowledge Act 2013. We then discuss how such new regulatory frameworks have a potentially critical role to play in determining who has the rights to perform what, with effects that are likely to spill out from the confines of laws and court cases into popular discourses around claims over many manifestations of culture and creativity
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)117-130pp
    JournalJournal of the Societe des Oceanistes (Journal de la societe des oceanistes/Journal societe des oceanistes)
    Volume2016
    Issue number142-143
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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