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Open AccessOpen Access
by Peter Suber - The MIT Press , 2012
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.
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Copyright for Librarians: the essential handbookCopyright for Librarians: the essential handbook
- Berkman Center for Internet and Society , 2013
Delve into copyright theory, understand the public domain or explore enforcement. The Handbook is concise reading for librarians who want to hone their skills, and for anyone learning about or teaching copyright law in the information field.
(916 views)

Freedom of ExpressionFreedom of Expression
by Kembrew McLeod - Doubleday , 2005
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.
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Intellectual Property RightsIntellectual Property Rights
by Thomas G. Field Jr. et al. - U.S. Department of State , 2006
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.
(6953 views)

Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual PropertyAccess to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property
by Gaelle Krikorian, Amy Kapczynski - Zone Books , 2010
The book maps the emerging field of A2K 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 strategies at play in this new domain visible.
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Against Intellectual PropertyAgainst Intellectual Property
by Stephan N Kinsella - Ludwig von Mises Institute , 2008
The author argues that the existence of patents, copyrights and trademarks are contrary to a free market. They all use the state to create artificial scarcities of non-scarce goods and employ coercion in a way that is contrary to property rights.
(5222 views)

The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the MindThe Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind
by James Boyle - Yale University Press , 2008
In this book the author describes the range wars of the information age - today's heated battles over intellectual property. He argues that every informed citizen needs to know at least something about intellectual property law.
(7137 views)

Free CultureFree Culture
by Lawrence Lessig - Penguin Press HC , 2004
Never before have the big cultural monopolists used the fear created by new technologies to shrink the public domain of ideas, even as the same corporations use the same technologies to control more and more what we can and can't do with culture.
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