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Intellectual Property Rights in a Networked World : Theory and Practice - Richard A. Spinello

Intellectual Property Rights in a Networked World

Theory and Practice

Hardcover Published: 31st August 2004
ISBN: 9781591405764
Number Of Pages: 300

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Intellectual Property Rights in a Networked World is a collection of recent essays offering some fresh perspectives on the scope and future of intellectual property rights. The tripartite division of the book is designed to make this interdisciplinary topic more accessible and intelligible to readers of diverse backgrounds. Part I consists of a single essay that provides a broad overview of the main themes in intellectual property scholarship, such as normative intellectual property theory and the legal infrastructure for property protection. The second section of the book presents several essays that are intended to deepen the reader's understanding of intellectual property theory and show how it can help us to grapple with the proper allocation of property rights in cyberspace. And the final section further develops the themes in Part II but in greater detail and with a more practical orientation. For the most part, the essays in this section illustrate the costs and benefits of applying property rights to cyberspace. While intellectual property rights create dynamic incentive effects, they also entail social costs, and they are sometimes in tension with the development of a robust public domain.

Forewordp. vi
Prefacep. ix
Intellectual Property Rights: From Theory to Practical Implementationp. 1
Theoretical Perspectives
Intellectual Property Rights in Software--Justifiable from a Liberalist Position? Free Software Foundation's Position in Comparison to John Locke's Concept of Propertyp. 67
Locke and Intellectual Property Rightsp. 83
Ideas, Expressions, Universals, and Particulars: Metaphysics in the Realm of Software Copyright Lawp. 99
Ethical and Legal Perspectives
Exporting Trademark Confusionp. 113
Feminism and Copyright in Digital Mediap. 161
Recent Copyright Protection Schemes: Implications for Sharing Digital Informationp. 182
Trespass and Kyosei in Cyberspacep. 205
New Threats to Intellectual Freedom: The Loss of the Information Commons through Law and Technology in the USp. 225
Would Be Pirates: Webcasters, Intellectual Property, and Ethicsp. 243
About the Authorsp. 275
Indexp. 278
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ISBN: 9781591405764
ISBN-10: 1591405769
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 31st August 2004
Publisher: IGI Global
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.79