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Computers and Creativity
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  • Authored by: Robert Plotkin
  • From the Series: Computers, Internet, and Society
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 0816077541
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-8160-7754-0
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $45.00
  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 10/01/2011
  • Dewey Number: 303
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 208


Computers and Creativity explores the many ways people use computers to create software, invent new machines, and express themselves through words, music, graphic art, and multimedia. This brand-new, full-color resource also explains how computers enable people to collaborate over space and time on a scale never before possible without the use of professional intermediaries. Additionally, it examines the ways in which computer-enabled creativity causes us to rethink copyright and patent law, providing legal protection for the creative works of both artists and inventors.

Chapters include:

  • Writing: Farewell to Pen and Paper
  • Music: Personal Computer as Piano
  • Video: Recording, Editing, and Creating Special Effects
  • Programming: How Software Is Created
  • Inventing: Using Computers to Drive Innovation
  • Collaboration: Bringing People Together Over the Internet
  • Disintermediation: Cutting Out the Middleman
  • Intellectual Property: Protecting Creativity in the Digital World.


Full-color photographs and line illustrations. Index. Glossary. Chronology. Further resources.

About the Author(s)

Robert Plotkin is a patent attorney specializing in patent protection for computer technology. His firm, Robert Plotkin, P.C., has been named a "Go-To Law Firm for Leading Technology Companies" by American Lawyer Media. He is the author of The Genie in the Machine: How Computer-Automated Inventing Is Revolutionizing Law and Business, which explores the impact of invention automation technology on high-tech companies and patent law. Plotkin received his undergraduate degree in computer science and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his law degree from the Boston University School of Law and currently teaches a course entitled Software and the Law.

Reviews and Awards

"...a must-have series for researching and building discussions around the impact of computer technology...an excellent addition for library collections."

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