The Making of Modern Intellectual Property Law

Author: Martti Koskenniemi
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521563635
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One of the common themes in recent public debate has been the law's inability to accommodate the new ways of creating, distributing and replicating intellectual products. In this book the authors argue that in order to understand many of the problems currently confronting the law, it is necessary to understand its past. This is its first detailed historical account. In this book the authors explore two related themes. First, they explain why intellectual property law came to take its now familiar shape with sub-categories of patents, copyright, designs and trade marks. Secondly, the authors set out to explain how it is that the law grants property status to intangibles. In doing so they explore the rise and fall of creativity as an organising concept in intellectual property law, the mimetic nature of intellectual property law and the important role that the registration process plays in shaping intangible property.

Intellectual Property at the Edge

Author: Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107034000
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Intellectual Property at the Edge exposes and analyses newly emerging intellectual property rights and limitations from historical and comparative law perspectives.

New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Intellectual Property

Author: Annabelle Lever
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139536427
Format: PDF
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Are intellectual property rights a threat to autonomy, global justice, indigenous rights, access to lifesaving knowledge and medicines? The essays in this volume examine the justification of patents, copyrights and trademarks in light of the political and moral controversy over TRIPS (the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights). Written by a distinguished international group of experts, this book draws on the latest philosophical work on autonomy, equality, property ownership and human rights in order to explore the moral, political and economic implications of property rights in ideas. Written with an interdisciplinary audience in mind, these essays introduce readers to the latest debates in the philosophy of intellectual property, whether their interests are in the restrictions that copyright places on the reproduction of music and printed words or in the morality and legality of patenting human genes, essential medicines or traditional knowledge.

The Right to Privacy

Author: Megan Richardson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108419690
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This book traces the origins and influence of the right to privacy as a social, cultural and ultimately legal idea.

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ISBN: 1107072050
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Copyright and Piracy

Author: Lionel Bently
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521193435
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An understanding of the changing nature of the law and practice of copyright infringement is a task too big for lawyers alone; it requires additional inputs from economists, historians, technologists, sociologists, cultural theorists and criminologists. Where is the boundary to be drawn between illegal imitation and legal inspiration? Would the answer be different for creators, artists and experts from different disciplines or fields? How have concepts of copyright infringement altered over time and how do such changes relate, if at all, to the cultural norms operating amongst creators in different fields? With such an approach, one might perhaps begin to address the vital and overarching question of whether strong copyright laws, rigorously enforced, impede rather than promote creativity. And what can be done to avoid any such adverse consequences, while maintaining the effectiveness of copyright as an incentive-mechanism for those who need it?

The Intellectual Property Holding Company

Author: Jeffrey A. Maine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107128269
Format: PDF
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This book investigates how some corporations have avoided tax liability with intellectual property holding companies, and how different constituencies are working to stop them.