The Intellectual Commons : Toward an Ecology of Intellectual Property
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.
- Paperback | 236 pages
- 147.3 x 223.5 x 20.3mm | 340.2g
- 30 Sep 2005
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
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 Anne
About Henry C. Mitchell
Chett Mitchell is Adjunct Faculty at University of Notre Dame and Indiana University at South Bend.