The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law / Edition 1

The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law / Edition 1

by William M. Landes, Richard A. Posner, Richard A. Posner
     
 

This book takes a fresh look at the most dynamic area of American law today, comprising the fields of copyright, patent, trademark, trade secrecy, publicity rights, and misappropriation. Topics range from copyright in private letters to defensive patenting of business methods and from moral rights in the visual arts to the management of Mickey Mouse. The book… See more details below

Overview

This book takes a fresh look at the most dynamic area of American law today, comprising the fields of copyright, patent, trademark, trade secrecy, publicity rights, and misappropriation. Topics range from copyright in private letters to defensive patenting of business methods and from moral rights in the visual arts to the management of Mickey Mouse. The book demonstrates the fundamental economic rationality of intellectual property law, but is sympathetic to critics who believe that in recent decades Congress and the courts have gone too far in the creation and protection of intellectual property rights.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674012042
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
1,028,782
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The Economic Theory of Property

2. How to Think about Copyright

3. A Formal Model of Copyright

4. Basic Copyright Doctrines

5. Copyright in Unpublished Works

6. Fair Use, Parody, and Burlesque

7. The Economics of Trademark Law

8. The Optimal Duration of Copyrights and Trademarks

9. The Legal Protection of Postmodern Art

10. Moral Rights and the Visual Artists Rights Act

11. The Economics of Patent Law

12. The Patent Court: A Statistical Evaluation

13. The Economics of Trade Secrecy Law

14. Antitrust and Intellectual Property

15. The Political Economy of Intellectual Property Law

Conclusion

Acknowledgments

Index

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