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Intellectual property rights : a critical history, Christopher May, Susan K. Sell

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Intellectual property rights : a critical history
Title
Intellectual property rights
Title remainder
a critical history
Statement of responsibility
Christopher May, Susan K. Sell
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With intellectual property widely acknowledged today as a key component of economic development, those accused of stealing knowledge and information are also charged with undermining industrial innovation, artistic creativity, and the availability of information itself. How valid are these claims? Has the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPs) Agreement ushered in a new, better era? Christopher May and Susan Sell trace the history of social conflict and political machinations surrounding the making of property out of knowledge. Ranging from ancient commerce in Greek poems to present-day controversies about on-line piracy and the availability of AIDS drugs in the poorest countries, May and Sell present intellectual property law as a continuing process in which particular conceptions of rights and duties are institutionalized; each settlement prompts new disputes, policy shifts, and new disputes again. They also examine the post-TRIPs era in the context of this process. Their account of two thousand years of technological advances, legal innovation, and philosophical arguments about the character of knowledge production suggests that the future of intellectual property law will be as contested as its past
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1960-
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May, Christopher
Dewey number
346.04/8/09
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Sell, Susan K.,
Series statement
IPOLITICS : Global Challenges in the Information Age
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  • Intellectual property
  • Intellectual property
  • Intellectual property
Label
Intellectual property rights : a critical history, Christopher May, Susan K. Sell
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • ""Book Title""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Preface""; ""1-Why You Need to Know About Intellectual Property""; ""Intellectual Property: Global Governance and History""; ""What Are Intellectual Property Rights?""; ""Setting the Stage""; ""2-Ideas and Technology""; ""Justifying Intellectual Property""; ""Triangulating the History of Intellectual Property""; ""Contestation and Change in the History of Intellectual Property""; ""Notes""; ""3-The Emergence of Intellectual Property Rights""; ""Early Antecedents of Intellectual Property""
  • ""The Middle Ages, Guild Knowledge, and the Transition to Intellectual Property""""The Venetian Moment: Intellectual Property Is Born""; ""Patents, Printing, and the Venetian Economy""; ""Elsewhere""; ""Notes""; ""4-Commerce vs. Romantic Notions of Authorship and Invention""; ""From Venice to London: Some Continental Developments""; ""British Innovations in Patents""; ""British Innovations in Copyrights""; ""The Early Modern Period of Intellectual Property""; ""Notes""; ""5-The Nineteenth Century: Technological Development and International Law""; ""Intellectual Property as Public Policy""
  • ""The International Diversity of Law""""From the Patent Controversy to Paris and Bern""; ""Thomas Edison: Patents as a Business Strategy""; ""Copyright and Works for Hire""; ""The Ascendance of the German Chemical Industry""; ""Notes""; ""6-The Twentieth Century: Intellectual Property Rights Consolidated""; ""Trust-busting and Cartels""; ""Skepticism About Intellectual Property Rights After 1945""; ""Property Rights Resurgent""; ""Twentieth-Century Copyright""; ""Toward a Multilateral Settlement""; ""Notes""; ""7-The Twenty-First Century: TRIPs and Beyond""; ""TRIPs""; ""After TRIPs""
  • ""Notes""""8-Forgetting History Is Not an Option""; ""The Importance of History: The Global Politics of Intellectual Property Today""; ""The Resurgence of the World Intellectual Property Organization""; ""Political Implications""; ""Note""; ""Acronyms""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""About the Book""
Control code
ocn891385216
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626370029
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891385216
Label
Intellectual property rights : a critical history, Christopher May, Susan K. Sell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • ""Book Title""; ""Table of Contents""; ""Preface""; ""1-Why You Need to Know About Intellectual Property""; ""Intellectual Property: Global Governance and History""; ""What Are Intellectual Property Rights?""; ""Setting the Stage""; ""2-Ideas and Technology""; ""Justifying Intellectual Property""; ""Triangulating the History of Intellectual Property""; ""Contestation and Change in the History of Intellectual Property""; ""Notes""; ""3-The Emergence of Intellectual Property Rights""; ""Early Antecedents of Intellectual Property""
  • ""The Middle Ages, Guild Knowledge, and the Transition to Intellectual Property""""The Venetian Moment: Intellectual Property Is Born""; ""Patents, Printing, and the Venetian Economy""; ""Elsewhere""; ""Notes""; ""4-Commerce vs. Romantic Notions of Authorship and Invention""; ""From Venice to London: Some Continental Developments""; ""British Innovations in Patents""; ""British Innovations in Copyrights""; ""The Early Modern Period of Intellectual Property""; ""Notes""; ""5-The Nineteenth Century: Technological Development and International Law""; ""Intellectual Property as Public Policy""
  • ""The International Diversity of Law""""From the Patent Controversy to Paris and Bern""; ""Thomas Edison: Patents as a Business Strategy""; ""Copyright and Works for Hire""; ""The Ascendance of the German Chemical Industry""; ""Notes""; ""6-The Twentieth Century: Intellectual Property Rights Consolidated""; ""Trust-busting and Cartels""; ""Skepticism About Intellectual Property Rights After 1945""; ""Property Rights Resurgent""; ""Twentieth-Century Copyright""; ""Toward a Multilateral Settlement""; ""Notes""; ""7-The Twenty-First Century: TRIPs and Beyond""; ""TRIPs""; ""After TRIPs""
  • ""Notes""""8-Forgetting History Is Not an Option""; ""The Importance of History: The Global Politics of Intellectual Property Today""; ""The Resurgence of the World Intellectual Property Organization""; ""Political Implications""; ""Note""; ""Acronyms""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""About the Book""
Control code
ocn891385216
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (263 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781626370029
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891385216

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