New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Intellectual Property

New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Intellectual Property

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Are intellectual property rights a threat to autonomy, global justice, indigenous rights, access to lifesaving knowledge and medicines? The essays in this volume examine the justification of patents, copyrights and trademarks in light of the political and moral controversy over TRIPS (the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights). Written by a distinguished international group of experts, this book draws on the latest philosophical work on autonomy, equality, property ownership and human rights in order to explore the moral, political and economic implications of property rights in ideas. Written with an interdisciplinary audience in mind, these essays introduce readers to the latest debates in the philosophy of intellectual property, whether their interests are in the restrictions that copyright places on the reproduction of music and printed words or in the morality and legality of patenting human genes, essential medicines or traditional knowledge.The suggestions of gracious audiences at the George Mason University School of Law Colloquium on Property Theory, ... in Los Angeles and the Southern California Law and Philosophy Discussion Group led to improvements in the chapter.

Title:New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Intellectual Property
Author:Annabelle Lever
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2012-07-05


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