Copy Fights: The Future of Intellectual Property in the Information Age (Google eBook)

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Adam D. Thierer, Clyde Wayne Crews
Cato Institute, 2002 - Political Science - 295 pages
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A debate on the theory of intellectual property, the evolution of copyright and patent law, and the use of technology to protect intellectual property. An important book on cutting-edge issues.
  

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This collection of essays "springs" from the Fifth Annual Cato/Forbes ASAP Technology and Society conference, "The Future of Intellectual Property in the Information Age," and is split into two ... Read full review

Contents

1 Indelicate Imbalancing in Copyright and Patent Law
1
2 Defending Intellectual Property
17
3 Intellectual Property Information Age
37
4 Are Patents and Copyrights Morally Justified? The Philosophy of Property Rights and Ideal Objects
43
CURRENT DISPUTES IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW
94
5 The Future of Intellectual Property in the Information Age
95
6 His Napsters Voice
107
7 Revising Copyright Law for the Information Age
125
11 The New Legal Panic over Copyright
177
12 Life after the DMCA and Napster
185
Legal or Market Solutions?
197
15 Protecting Intellectual Property in the Digital Age
205
16 How Can They Patent That?
221
Nothing New under the Sun
229
A Systematic Approach to Evaluating Obviousness
237
Contributors
273

8 How Copyright Became Controversial
147
9 A Lukewarm Defense of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
163
Providing Locks for Digital Doors
171

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About the author (2002)

Adam Thierer is a senior fellow at the Progress & Freedom Foundation. As director of PFF's Center for Digital Media Freedom, he analyzes public policy developments that affect the economic and social aspects of the media industry, and especially First Amendment issues.

Crews is the director of technology studies at the Cato Institute.

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