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1st Edition

Intellectual Property

ISBN 9780754624950
Published August 28, 2007 by Routledge
648 Pages

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Book Description

This book brings together articles by leading international scholars from diverse disciplinary perspectives who focus on the legal, social and cultural dimensions of intellectual properties - including patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and rights of publicity. These articles employ a creatively eclectic approach to the study of intellectual property law and policy viewed through the lenses of traditional doctrinal analysis, historical perspectives, critical cultural study, and empirical examinations of intellectual property in action. The volume also directs critical attention to the significance of intellectual property in contemporary processes of globalization and political economy.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Social and Cultural Histories of Intellectual Property; Chapter 1 The Genius and the Copyright: Economic and Legal Conditions of the Emergence of the ‘Author’, Martha Woodmansee; Chapter 2 Alexander Hamilton’s Alternative: Technology Piracy and the Report on Manufactures, Doron Ben-Atar; Chapter 3 Working Knowledge: Trade Secrets, Restrictive Covenants in Employment, and the Rise of Corporate Intellectual Property, 1800–1920, L. Fisk Catherine; Chapter 4 Reconstructing the Soul of Elvis: The Social Development and Legal Maintenance of Elvis Presley as Intellectual Property, David Wall; Chapter 5 Intellectual Property Piracy: The Narrative Construction of Deviance, Debora Halbert; Part 2 Globalization and the Politics of Intellectual Property; Chapter 6 Industry Strategies for Intellectual Property and Trade: The Quest for Trips, and Post-Trips Strategies, K. Sell Susan; Chapter 7 Intellectual Property, Corporate Strategy, Globalisation: Trips in Context, Peter Drahos, John Braithwaite; Chapter 8 Benefit Sharing for All?: Bioprospecting NGOs, Intellectual Property Rights, New Governmentalities, Kristin Peterson; Chapter 9 Neocolonialism, Anticommons Property, and Biopiracy in the (Not-So-Brave) New World Order of International Intellectual Property Protection, Aoki Keith; Chapter 10 Coding Free Software, Coding Free States: Free Software Legislation and the Politics of Code in Peru, Chan Anita; Part 3 Intellectual Property and the Public Domain; Chapter 11 The Second Enclosure Movement and the Construction of the Public Domain, Boyle James; Chapter 12 Nine-Tenths of the Law: The English Copyright Debates and the Rhetoric of the Public Domain, Rose Mark; Chapter 13 Theorizing the Public Domain: Copyright and the Development of A Cultural Commons, Debora Halbert; Part 4 Appropriating Indigenous Culture and Knowledge; Chapter 14 Can Culture Be Copyrighted? 1 My research on copyright and cultural appropriation was made possible by the financial support of Harry C.

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William T. Gallagher is Professor at the Golden Gate University, USA and Santa Clara University, USA.


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