Knowledge Power

Knowledge Power : Intellectual Property, Information and Privacy

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Knowledge Power introduces the interconnected roles of intellectual property, information, and privacy and explores the evolution of the domestic and international rules that govern them. What roles are played by governments, individuals, firms, and others in shaping our knowledge world? How will the rules that we create - or unquestioningly accept - affect the contours of global society and of our own lives? Marlin-Bennett's provocative exposition highlights the tensions between market interests and privacy, and between property rights and obligations, that have been exacerbated by the new digital technologies. It is an impressively clear introduction to an exceedingly difficult more

Product details

  • Paperback | 300 pages
  • 152 x 222 x 19mm | 386g
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 1588262812
  • 9781588262813
  • 1,404,815

Table of contents

Introduction: Products of the Mind. Intellectual Property. The Global Governance of Intellectual Property. Global Intellectual Property: Policy Debates. Information. Owning Information About the Planet. Owning Information About People, Privacy, The Public-Private Boundary. Guarding the Border: Gaining Control Over Personal Data. more

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"A superb and comprehensive introduction to the issues and controversies surrounding intel lectual property, information, and privacy.... well conceived, accessible, and engaging." - Susan Sell; "Marlin-Bennett's long-needed analysis offers the best of all worlds - it is broad enough to begin making sense of the impact of technology on society, and specific enough to provide valuable, practical insights into situations that apply to the student, the scholar, and the policymaker." - Ken Rogerson; "An engaging, easy-to-read overview of a complex and important subject. Dr. Marlin-Bennett's book is neither too technical nor too polemical, which greatly increases its appeal." - Debra Spar"show more

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