Intellectual Property Rights in an Age of Electronics and Information
Publisher: U.S. Government Printing Office 1986
Number of pages: 306
This report examines the impact of recent and anticipated advances in communication and information technologies on the intellectual property system. It focuses primarily on the Federal copyright system, and on the continuing effectiveness of copyright law as a policy tool in the light of technologies such as audio and videorecorders, computer programs, electronic databases, and telecommunications networks.
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by Lawrence Lessig - Penguin Press HC
Never before have the big cultural monopolists used the fear created by new technologies to shrink the public domain of ideas, even as the same corporations use the same technologies to control more and more what we can and can't do with culture.
by Kembrew McLeod - Wikibooks
The book covers the ways in which intellectual property laws have been used to privatize all forms of expression. Kembrew McLeod challenges the blind embrace of privatization as it clashes against our right to free speech and shared resources.
by Rebecca Giblin, Kimberlee Weatherall - ANU Press
The leading international thinkers represented in this collection reconsider copyright's fundamental questions: the subject matter that should be protected, the ideal scope and duration of those rights, and how it should be enforced.
by Stephan N Kinsella - Ludwig von Mises Institute
The author argues that the existence of patents, copyrights and trademarks are contrary to a free market. They all use the state to create artificial scarcities of non-scarce goods and employ coercion in a way that is contrary to property rights.