Intellectual Property: Law and the Information Society
by James Boyle, Jennifer Jenkins
Publisher: Center for the Study of the Public Domain 2014
Number of pages: 788
This open coursebook is an introduction to intellectual property law, the set of private legal rights that allows individuals and corporations to control intangible creations and marks -- from logos to novels to drug formulae -- and the exceptions and limitations that define those rights.
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