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Copy Fights

Author: Adam D. Thierer
Publisher: Cato Institute
ISBN: 9781930865259
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The Napsterization of just about everything digitizable -- books, music, movies, and, of course, software itself -- has brought copy protection issues to the forefront as never before.

Intellectual Property Rights And Communications In Asia

Author: Pradip Ninan Thomas
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
ISBN: 9352805526
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This volume explores the contested nature of the ownership of knowledge and access to it in Asia. It offers insights into solving some of the key issues related to intellectual property (IP) and communication in the contemporary world. With the ownership of IP becoming a core feature of media/information industries and state policy, issues related to access to knowledge and its use have become a matter of critical concern. While trade regimes, the state and the core cultural and information industries have begun to advocate greater scope for a variety of knowledge enclosures, civil society is increasingly arguing for a people-centered vision of knowledge futures. This vision includes the need for equity-based and flexible licensing regimes; the legitimacy of local solutions to IP related issues; support for cultural diversity; and access to knowledge based on need rather than the ability to pay for knowledge. This book explores these important issues, supported by case studies from the Asian region. It presents an extensive picture of a dynamic and complex process that reveals some of the dilemmas of the digital age.

The Digital Dilemma

Author: Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in the Emerging Information Infrastructure
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309064996
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Imagine sending a magazine article to 10 friends-making photocopies, putting them in envelopes, adding postage, and mailing them. Now consider how much easier it is to send that article to those 10 friends as an attachment to e-mail. Or to post the article on your own site on the World Wide Web. The ease of modifying or copying digitized material and the proliferation of computer networking have raised fundamental questions about copyright and patent--intellectual property protections rooted in the U.S. Constitution. Hailed for quick and convenient access to a world of material, the Internet also poses serious economic issues for those who create and market that material. If people can so easily send music on the Internet for free, for example, who will pay for music? This book presents the multiple facets of digitized intellectual property, defining terms, identifying key issues, and exploring alternatives. It follows the complex threads of law, business, incentives to creators, the American tradition of access to information, the international context, and the nature of human behavior. Technology is explored for its ability to transfer content and its potential to protect intellectual property rights. The book proposes research and policy recommendations as well as principles for policymaking.

Foundations Of Intellectual Property

Author: Robert P. Merges
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This book is meant to provide a ... collection of commentaries on the topic of intellectual property. [The] goal has been to bring together ... influential writings on patent, copyright, trademark and design protection, beginning with early material from the seventeenth century and continuing into the contemporary law review literature. -Pref.

A Gift Of Fire

Author: Sara Baase
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0136008488
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Gift of Fire is ideal for courses in Computer Ethics and Computers and Society. In this revision of a best-seller, Baase explores the social, legal, philosophical, ethical, political, constitutional, and economic implications of computing and the controversies they raise. With a computer scientist's perspective, and with historical context for many issues, she covers the issues readers will face both as members of a technological society and as professionals in computer-related fields. A primary goal is to develop computer professionals who understand the implications of what they create and how it fits into society at large.

Intellectual Property

Author: Jennifer Peloso
Publisher: Hw Wilson Company
ISBN: 9780824210236
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Presents a collection of articles about intellectual property, covering such topics as plagarism, piracy, and copyright.

Rewiring The Nation

Author: Carolyn de la Peña
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801886515
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Discussing technologies of transcendence; the cultural work of technological systems; technology and knowledge systems; and technology, mobility, and the body; they consider the place of American technologies in an increasingly globalized, multi-polar, high-tech world and illuminate the relationship between technological positivism and the dynamics