Who Owns Information?: From Privacy To Public Access

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Basic Books, 1994 - Business & Economics - 241 pages
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"An extremely useful book about the quirky and complex nature of ownership of information."-- "Washington Times" "For brilliantly sorting out the issues and complexities of the information era, Anne Wells Branscomb should be declared a national treasure."--John Naisbitt, author, "Megatrends"

"A very accessible guidebook for students, scholars, and all citizens on how to think about control of information and thus of action."--George Gerbner, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Annenberg School of Communication

"A fascinating, thought-provoking book."--Roger Noll, Stanford University School of Business


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WHO OWNS INFORMATION?: From Privacy to Public Access

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A masterful introduction to the issues of ownership of and access to data in the fast-arriving information age, complete with suggestions for needed legislative and judicial reform. The US is becoming ... Read full review

Who owns information?: from privacy to public access

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What could be, to put it mildly, an extremely dry and confusing topic-the rights of persons both to access information and to maintain private ownership of it at the same time-has instead become the ... Read full review


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About the author (1994)

Anne Wells Branscomb a communications and computer lawyer, is a legal scholar-in-residence at Harvard University's Program on Information Resources Policy. A frequent contributor to both popular and professional journals on the relationship of information technology to the law, she is the editor of Toward a Law of Global Communications Networks.

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