Intellectual Property Rights in a Networked World: Theory and Practice

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Richard A. Spinello, Herman T. Tavani
Idea Group Inc (IGI), 2005 - Business & Economics - 281 pages
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Intellectual Property Rights in a Networked World is a collection of recent essays offering fresh perspectives on the scope and future of intellectual property rights. The tripartite division of the book is designed to make this inter-disciplinary 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. 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.
 

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Contents

Intellectual Property Rights From Theory to Practical Implementation
1
Theoretical Perspectives
66
Intellectual Property Rights in Software Justifiable from a Liberalist Position? Free Software Foundations Position in Comparison to John Lockes Co...
67
Locke and Intellectual Property Rights
83
Ideas Expressions Universals and Particulars Metaphysics in the Realm of Software Copyright Law
99
Ethical and Legal Perspectives
112
Exporting Trademark Confusion
113
Feminism and Copyright in Digital Media
161
Recent Copyright Protection Schemes Implications for Sharing Digital Information
182
Trespass and Kyosei in Cyberspace
205
New Threats to Intellectual Freedom The Loss of the Information Commons through Law and Technology in the US
225
Would Be Pirates Webcasters Intellectual Property and Ethics
243
About the Authors
275
Index
278
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