Intellectual Property: Moral, Legal and International Dilemmas (Philosophy and the Global Context No. 106)

Intellectual Property: Moral, Legal and International Dilemmas (Philosophy and the Global Context No. 106)

By: Adam Daniel Moore (editor)Paperback

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As the expansion of the Internet and the digital formatting of all kinds of creative works move us further into the information age, intellectual property issues have become paramount. Computer programs costing thousands of research dollars are now copied in an instant. People who would recoil at the thought of stealing cars, computers, or VCRs regularly steal software or copy their favorite music from a friend's CD. Since the Web has no national boundaries, these issues are international concerns. The contributors-philosophers, legal theorists, and business scholars, among others-address questions such as: Can abstract ideas be owned? How does the violation of intellectual property rights compare to the violation of physical property rights? Can computer software and other digital information be protected? And how should legal systems accommodate the ownership of intellectual property in an information age? Intellectual Property is a lively examination of these and other issues, and an invaluable resource for librarians, lawyers, businesspeople, and scholars.

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Adam D. Moore teaches philosophy at Ohio State University.


Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction: The Domain of Intellectual Property-Overview of Articles Part 3 The Moral Foundations of Intellectual Property Chapter 4 Justifying Intellectual Property Chapter 5 Trade Secrets and the Justification of Intellectual Property: A Comment on Hettinger Chapter 6 The Foundations of Intangible Property Chapter 7 Toward A Lockean Theory of Intellectual Property Part 8 Intellectual Property Issues and the Law Chapter 9 The Philosophy of Intellectual Property Chapter 10 Intellectual Property: A Non-Posnerian law and Economics Approach Chapter 11 Property, Monopoly, and Intellectual Rights (A Comment on Palmer) Chapter 12 The TRIPS Agreement: Imperialistic, Outdated, and Overprotective Chapter 13 International Copyright: An Unorthodox Analysis Part 14 Information and Digital Technology Chapter 15 Why Software Should Be Free Chapter 16 The Virtues of Software Ownership Chapter 17 Are Computer Hacker Break-Ins Ethical? Chapter 18 National and International Copyright Liability for Electronic Systems Operators Chapter 19 Everything You Know About Intellectual Property Is Wrong Chapter 20 Bibliograph Chapter 21 Index

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  • publication date: 28/01/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780847684274
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 352
  • ID: 9780847684274
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 084768427X

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