Intellectual Property Rights In A Networked World

Intellectual Property Rights In A Networked World

by Richard A. Spinello
     
 

ISBN-10: 1591405769

ISBN-13: 9781591405764

Pub. Date: 08/31/2004

Publisher: IGI Global

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781591405764
Publisher:
IGI Global
Publication date:
08/31/2004
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvi
Prefaceix
Section IOverview
Chapter IIntellectual Property Rights: From Theory to Practical Implementation1
Section IITheoretical Perspectives
Chapter IIIntellectual Property Rights in Software--Justifiable from a Liberalist Position? Free Software Foundation's Position in Comparison to John Locke's Concept of Property67
Chapter IIILocke and Intellectual Property Rights83
Chapter IVIdeas, Expressions, Universals, and Particulars: Metaphysics in the Realm of Software Copyright Law99
Section IIIEthical and Legal Perspectives
Chapter VExporting Trademark Confusion113
Chapter VIFeminism and Copyright in Digital Media161
Chapter VIIRecent Copyright Protection Schemes: Implications for Sharing Digital Information182
Chapter VIIITrespass and Kyosei in Cyberspace205
Chapter IXNew Threats to Intellectual Freedom: The Loss of the Information Commons through Law and Technology in the US225
Chapter XWould Be Pirates: Webcasters, Intellectual Property, and Ethics243
About the Authors275
Index278

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