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New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Intellectual Property

edited by Annabelle Lever
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Cambridge intellectual property and information law
9781107009318 (hardback), 1107009316 (hardback)
"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"--
  • Introduction: Philosophy of intellectual property : incentives, rights and duties / Annabelle Lever
  • Autonomy, social selves and intellectual property claims / John Christman
  • Corrective justice and intellectual property rights in traditional knowledge / Stephen R. Munzer
  • Designing a successor to the patent as second best solution to the problem of optimum provision of good ideas / Alex Rosenberg
  • Ethical issues surrounding intellectual property rights / Jorn Sonderholm
  • On the value of the intellectual commons / James Wilson
  • Immorality and patents : the exclusion of inventions contrary to ordre public and morality / Kathleen Liddell
  • "The genetic code is 3.6 billion years old : it's time for a rewrite" : questioning the metaphors and analogies of synthetic biology and life science patenting / Graham Dutfield
  • Copyright infringement as compelled speech / Abraham Drassinower
  • Public reason, communication and intellectual property / Laura Biron
  • Illegal downloading, free riding and justice / Geert Demuijnck
  • Virtuous p(eer) : reflections on the ethics of file sharing / David Lametti.
xvi, 342 p. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-328) and index.
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