Intellectual Property: Law and the Information Society
by James Boyle, Jennifer Jenkins
Publisher: Center for the Study of the Public Domain 2014
Number of pages: 788
This open coursebook is an introduction to intellectual property law, the set of private legal rights that allows individuals and corporations to control intangible creations and marks -- from logos to novels to drug formulae -- and the exceptions and limitations that define those rights.
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by Stephan N Kinsella - Ludwig von Mises Institute
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by Kembrew McLeod - Wikibooks
The book covers the ways in which intellectual property laws have been used to privatize all forms of expression. Kembrew McLeod challenges the blind embrace of privatization as it clashes against our right to free speech and shared resources.
by Hector Postigo - The MIT Press
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