Copy Fights: The Future of Intellectual Property in the Information Age

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Adam D. Thierer, Clyde Wayne Crews
Cato Institute, 2002 - Political Science - 295 pages
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The modern information revolution has created a whole new set of policy issues concerning intellectual property rights that must be addressed, including what kind of copyright protections are appropriate for books and musical works, an issue popularised by the controversy over Napster. The list of contributors to this cutting edge analysis includes many high profile names from equally high profile companies. This book will provide a roadmap to the future of information technology.
 

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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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