The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind
by James Boyle
Publisher: Yale University Press 2008
Number of pages: 333
In this enlightening book James Boyle describes what he calls the range wars of the information age - today's heated battles over intellectual property. Boyle argues that just as every informed citizen needs to know at least something about the environment or civil rights, every citizen should also understand intellectual property law.
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by Peter Suber - The MIT Press
In this concise introduction, Peter Suber tells us what open access is, how it benefits authors and readers, how we pay for it, how it avoids copyright problems, how it has moved from the periphery to the mainstream, and what its future may hold.
by Peter Drahos - ANU eText
The author argues that lying at the heart of intellectual property are duty-bearing privileges. The book is designed to be accessible to specialists in a number of fields. It will interest philosophers, political scientists, and legal scholars.
by Thomas G. Field Jr. et al. - U.S. Department of State
Intellectual property issues are getting more and more attention these days. It is worth spending some time considering how intellectual property rights (IPR) developed and what role they play in achieving widely shared objectives.
by James Boyle, Jennifer Jenkins - Center for the Study of the Public Domain
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, and the exceptions and limitations that define those rights.