Ontology of Cyberspace: Law, Philosophy, and the Future of Intellectual Property

Ontology of Cyberspace: Law, Philosophy, and the Future of Intellectual Property

by David R. Koepsell
     
 

With the proliferation of computer software and media, controversies have arisen around copyright and patent law. This book is based on the idea that the cyberworld encompasses all computer-mediated phenomena. Koepsell proposes intellectual property protection to cope with the complexities of the virtual world, and argues that the subjects of patents and copyrights

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With the proliferation of computer software and media, controversies have arisen around copyright and patent law. This book is based on the idea that the cyberworld encompasses all computer-mediated phenomena. Koepsell proposes intellectual property protection to cope with the complexities of the virtual world, and argues that the subjects of patents and copyrights are essentially the same — they are all manmade, intentionally produced objects, and all “expressions” of some kind.

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Koepsell (philosophy, State U. of New York-Buffalo) examines how intellectual property laws should be applied to cyberspace, software, and other computer-mediated creations. Includes suggested revisions to the legal framework which could prevent what the author argues is an artificial distinction made between software as a creation to be patented or as an original expression to be copyrighted. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
With his superbly presented work, The Ontology Of Cyberspace: Law, Philosophy, And The Future Of Intellectual Property, David Koepsell addresses the problems of protecting intellectual property rights in the computer age. Koepsell, Executive Director of the Center for Applied Ontology and adjunct assistant professor of philosophy at the State University of New York: Buffalo, defines terminology, identifies the problems inherent in a rapidly expanding electronic communications technology that transcends national boundaries, and has become ubiquitous in our personal, social, economic, educational, business, and literary life. The Ontology Of Cyberspace presents both the scholarly community and the non-specialist general reader with a very highly recommended, articulate, definitive, thoughtful, informative, and "reader friendly" text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812694239
Publisher:
Open Court Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.67(d)

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