Intellectual Property (The International Library of Essays in Law and Society)

Intellectual Property (The International Library of Essays in Law and Society)

By: William T. Gallagher (editor)Hardback

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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.

About Author

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


Contents; Series preface; Introduction. Part I Social and Cultural Histories of Intellectual Property: The genius and the copyright: economic and legal conditions of the emergence of the 'author', Martha Woodmansee; Alexander Hamilton's alternative: technology piracy and the report on manufactures, Doron Ben-Atar; Working knowledge: trade secrets, restrictive covenants in employment and the rise of corporate intellectual property, 1800-1920, Catherine L. Fisk; Reconstructing the soul of Elvis: the social development and legal maintenance of Elvis Presley as intellectual property, David Wall; Intellectual property piracy: the narrative construction of deviance, Debora Halbert. Part II Globalization and the Politics of Intellectual Property: Industry strategies for intellectual property and trade: the quest for TRIPS and post-TRIPs strategies, Susan K. Sell; Intellectual property, corporate strategy, globalization: TRIPs in context, Peter Drahos and John Braithwaite; Benefit sharing for all? Bioprospecting NGOs, intellectual property rights, new govenmentalities, Kirstin Peterson; Neocolonialism, anticommons property and biopiracy in the (not-so-brave) new world order of international intellectual property protection, Keith Aoki; Coding free software, coding free states: free software legislation and the politics of code in Peru, Anita Chan. Part III Intellectual Property and the Public Domain: The second enclosure movement and the construction of the public domain, James Boyle; Nine-tenths of the law: the English copyright debates and the rhetoric of the public domain, Mark Rose; Theorizing the public domain: copyright and the development of a cultural commons, Debora Halbert. Part IV Appropriating Indigenous Culture and Knowledge: Can culture be copyrighted?, Michael F. Brown; Indigenous people incorporated? Culture as politics, culture as property in pharmaceutical bioprospecting, Shane Greene; The human genome diversity project: the politics of patents at the intersection of race, religion and research ethics, Bita Amani and Rosemary J. Coombe. Part V Resisting Intellectual Property: Author/izing the celebrity: publicity rights, postmodern politics and unauthorized genders, Rosemary J. Coombe; Remote control: the rise of electronic cultural policy, Siva Vaidhyanathan; Open source and copyleft: authorship reconsidered?, Severine Dusollier; Culture wars on the net: intellectual property and corporate propriety in digital environments, Rosemary J. Coombe and Andrew Herman; Name index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780754624950
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 648
  • ID: 9780754624950
  • weight: 1229
  • ISBN10: 0754624951

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