In this episode, I speak to J. Thorn, horror and dark fantasy author.
J and I talk about what inspires his writing. I laughed heartily when he said that the most-asked question to him is, “How do you sleep at night?”
But J is an author who sees himself as an entrepreneur and uses many avenues of marketing.
In this intersection of law and business, copyright law is the target. Copyright law doesn’t protect inspiration, only the expression of ideas. It is an important area of law for artists because artists control the results of their work – the fruits of their labors. Without copyright law, would art proceed at the rate that it does proceed? Someone else using another’s work seems to intrude upon our internal sense of fairness.