The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind
by James Boyle
Publisher: Yale University Press 2008
Number of pages: 333
In this enlightening book James Boyle describes what he calls the range wars of the information age - today's heated battles over intellectual property. Boyle argues that just as every informed citizen needs to know at least something about the environment or civil rights, every citizen should also understand intellectual property law.
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by Thomas G. Field Jr. et al. - U.S. Department of State
Intellectual property issues are getting more and more attention these days. It is worth spending some time considering how intellectual property rights (IPR) developed and what role they play in achieving widely shared objectives.
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.
by Jessica Litman - Michigan Publishing Services
Jessica Litman questions whether copyright laws crafted by lawyers and their lobbyists really make sense for the vast majority of us. Should every interaction between ordinary consumers and copyright-protected works be restricted by law?
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.