Against Intellectual Monopoly
by Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2008
Number of pages: 325
This book has broad coverage of both copyrights and patents and is designed for a general audience, focusing on simple examples. The authors conclude that the only sensible policy to follow is to eliminate the patents and copyright systems as they currently exist.
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