New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Intellectual Property

New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Intellectual Property

by Annabelle Lever
     
 

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Are intellectual property rights a threat to autonomy, global justice, indigenous rights, access to lifesaving knowledge and medicines? The essays in this volume examine the justification of patents, copyrights and trademarks in light of the political and moral controversy over TRIPS (the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights). Written by

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Are intellectual property rights a threat to autonomy, global justice, indigenous rights, access to lifesaving knowledge and medicines? The essays in this volume examine the justification of patents, copyrights and trademarks in light of the political and moral controversy over TRIPS (the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights). Written by a distinguished international group of experts, this book draws on the latest philosophical work on autonomy, equality, property ownership and human rights in order to explore the moral, political and economic implications of property rights in ideas. Written with an interdisciplinary audience in mind, these essays introduce readers to the latest debates in the philosophy of intellectual property, whether their interests are in the restrictions that copyright places on the reproduction of music and printed words or in the morality and legality of patenting human genes, essential medicines or traditional knowledge.

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"[A]n impressive collection of essays from professors, lecturers, and researchers from around the world... With writings accessible to a larger audience, New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Intellectual Property highlights many contemporary debates in the field of intellectual property in a nuanced and thoughtful manner."
—Harvard Law Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781139539883
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/05/2012
Series:
Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law , #18
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
829 KB

Meet the Author

Annabelle Lever is Associate Professor of Normative Political Theory in the Political Science Department at the University of Geneva. She has previously held teaching and research appointments at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Rochester, the London School of Economics and, latterly, at the Institute of Science, Ethics and Innovation at Manchester University and at the Chaire Hoover, the University of Louvain.

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