Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property
by Gaelle Krikorian, Amy Kapczynski
Publisher: Zone Books 2010
Number of pages: 640
Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property maps this emerging field of activism as a series of historical moments, strategies, and concepts. It gathers some of the most important thinkers and advocates in the field to make the stakes and strategies at play in this new domain visible and the terms of intellectual property law intelligible in their political implications around the world.
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