The Intellectual Commons

The Intellectual Commons : Toward an Ecology of Intellectual Property

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The rapid emergence of digital media has created both new economic opportunities and new risks for authors, publishers, and users in regards to intellectual property. There is a theoretical conflict raging between those who believe 'information should be free' and those attempting to protect intellectual property through surveillance and control of access. The Intellectual Commons works to develop a theory of intellectual property that is based on a theory of natural rights that assumes the existence of a 'natural world' of intellectual resources.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 147.3 x 223.5 x 20.3mm | 340.2g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739113429
  • 9780739113424
  • 2,092,241

About Henry C. Mitchell

Chett Mitchell is Adjunct Faculty at University of Notre Dame and Indiana University at South Bend.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Authors and Commons: Two Visions of Intellectual Property Rights Chapter 4 An Overview of Intellectual Property Chapter 5 Two Moments in the History of Copyright Chapter 6 The Natural History of Intellectual Property Chapter 7 Commons: The Third Form of Property Chapter 8 The Intellectual Commons Chapter 9 The Commons in History Chapter 10 Social Utility and the Rise of the Imperial Author Chapter 11 The Author Metaphor Chapter 12 Ethical Issues of Patent Law: Equity and the Intellectual Commons Chapter 13 Conclusions and Critique Chapter 14 Appendix A - Economics: Some Definitions Chapter 15 Appendix B - Property, Ownership, and Rights: A Framework Chapter 16 Appendix C - The Statute of Anneshow more