Intellectual Property Stories

Author: Jane C. Ginsburg,Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 432

View: 9093

Intellectual Property Stories assembles 15 nationally-recognized full-time members of the intellectual property professorate to bring famous cases to life by exploring the history, policy, and human interests underlying the canonical cases in the field. The stories are organized into six chapters, each drawing on cases in patents, copyrights, trademarks, or unfair competition, to illustrate the problems intellectual property law encounters. The works, inventions, and marks at issue in these cases vary widely. Many of the stories illustrate more than the issue identified in the chapter title. Thus, it is possible to confine one's reading to an individual intellectual property regime, and still encounter most of the issues common to the whole field. However, each of the stories is written in a manner that will interest and instruct intellectual property students and scholars across the breadth of the field, without requiring particular knowledge of any of its specialized branches.

Intellectual Property at the Edge

The Contested Contours of IP

Author: Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss,Jane C. Ginsburg

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139916416

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 3871

Intellectual Property at the Edge addresses both newly formed intellectual property rights and those which have lurked on the fringes, unadmitted to the established IP canon. It provides a basis for studying and discussing the history of these emerging rights as well as their relationship to new technological opportunities and to the changing importance of innovation and creative production in the global economy. In addition to addressing the scope of new rights, it also focuses on new limitations to patent, copyright and trademark rights that spring from similar changes. All of these developments are examined comparatively: for each new development, scholars in two jurisdictions analyse the evolving legal norm. In several instances, the first of the paired authors writes from the perspective of the legal system in which the doctrine emerged, and the second addresses its reception in her jurisdiction.

The Rhetoric of Intellectual Property

Copyright Law and the Regulation of Digital Culture

Author: Jessica Reyman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135160554

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

View: 1418

In recent years we have witnessed a rising tension between the open architecture of the Internet and legal restrictions for online activities. The impact of digital recording technologies and distributed file sharing systems has forever changed the expectations of everyday users with regard to digital information. At the same time, however, U.S. Copyright Law has shown a decided trend toward more restrictions over what we are able to do with digital materials. As a result, a gap has emerged between the reality of copyright law and the social reality of our everyday activities. Through an analysis of the competing rhetorical frameworks about copyright regulation in a digital age, this book shows how the stories told by active parties in the debate shape our cultural understanding of what is and is not acceptable in the use of copyrighted works on digital networks. Reyman posits recent legal developments as sites of conflict between competing value systems in our culture: one of control, relying heavily on comparisons of intellectual property to physical property, and emphasizing ownership, theft, and piracy, and the other a value of community, implementing new concepts such as that of an intellectual "commons," and emphasizing exchange, collaboration, and responsibility to a public good.

The Luxury Economy and Intellectual Property

Critical Reflections

Author: Barton Carl Beebe,Madhavi Sunder

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199335702

Category: Intellectual property

Page: 351

View: 1026

This title explores the rise of the luxury goods economy and the growing role of intellectual property in creating, sustaining, and regulating this economy. Leading scholars across various disciplines critically consider the industry, its foundational intellectual property laws, and the public interest and social concerns arising from the intersection of economics and law.

The Illustrated Story of Copyright

Author: Edward Samuels

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9780312289010

Category: Law

Page: 304

View: 1059

The story of copyright is the history of the entertainment industry, including books, music, movies, television, computers, and the internet. Since its inception in America 210 years ago, copyright law has been the primary protector of the right of authors. Over the course of its history, however, myriad technology developments have produced constant pressure on the law, forcing copyright to adapt or expand to accommodate our creations. In The Illustrated Story of Copyright, Professor Edward Samuels explains in a straightforward and colorful style the history and intricacies of copyright. From the printing press to the photocopying machine, the phonograph to MP3, this comprehensive guide explains the basic principles of copyright law and brings to life the relevant copyright technologies. Samuels takes copyright, commonly perceived to be difficult subject, and gives it a fresh and engaging edge. The Illustrated Story of Copyright is an essential tool to navigate the complex partnership of creativity and property rights.

The Eureka Myth

Creators, Innovators, and Everyday Intellectual Property

Author: Jessica Silbey

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804793530

Category: Law

Page: 368

View: 1785

Are innovation and creativity helped or hindered by our intellectual property laws? In the two hundred plus years since the Constitution enshrined protections for those who create and innovate, we're still debating the merits of IP laws and whether or not they actually work as intended. Artists, scientists, businesses, and the lawyers who serve them, as well as the Americans who benefit from their creations all still wonder: what facilitates innovation and creativity in our digital age? And what role, if any, do our intellectual property laws play in the growth of innovation and creativity in the United States? Incentivizing the "progress of science and the useful arts" has been the goal of intellectual property law since our constitutional beginnings. The Eureka Myth cuts through the current debates and goes straight to the source: the artists and innovators themselves. Silbey makes sense of the intersections between intellectual property law and creative and innovative activity by centering on the stories told by artists, scientists, their employers, lawyers and managers, describing how and why they create and innovate and whether or how IP law plays a role in their activities. Their employers, business partners, managers, and lawyers also describe their role in facilitating the creative and innovative work. Silbey's connections and distinctions made between the stories and statutes serve to inform present and future innovative and creative communities. Breaking new ground in its examination of the U.S. economy and cultural identity, The Eureka Myth draws out new and surprising conclusions about the sometimes misinterpreted relationships between creativity and intellectual property protections.

Copyrights and Copywrongs

The Rise of Intellectual Property and how it Threatens Creativity

Author: Siva Vaidhyanathan

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814788073

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 1785

Social movements inspired by powerful ideological beliefs continue to define global and national politics. In Yugoslavia, civil war is justified in the name of religion and ethnic identity. The Arab-Israeli conflict rages on, fuelled on either side by a conviction of indisputable ideological truth. Closer to home, American religious organizations consistently challenge political authority in the name of a higher morality. Existing theories either ignore the role of religion in social movement formation or discredit the claim that religious convictions can directly lead adherents to engage in political action. Through a detailed analysis of American and British evangelical Christians, J. Christopher Soper here demonstrates that religious commitments were, in fact, crucial in promoting political activism in both countries. Evangelical Christianity in the United States and Great Britain is the first book to provide such a comparative perspective. Focussing on the temperance movement and the politics of abortion, Soper highlights the similarities, and equally intriguing differences, between British and American political/evangelical structures. Using interviews and literature gathered from evangelical organizations on both sides of the Atlantic, he paints a fascinating picture of a hitherto neglected aspect of social movement theory. Evangelical Christianity in the United States and Great Britain is an invaluable new resource for scholars of religious studies, political science and sociology alike. Soper provides a unique model with which to view a dominant political trend: the mobilization of collective action groups around a set of powerful beliefs. His research can thus be applied beyond the boundaries of his chosen topic, and will be an important contribution to the study of any movement in which ideology assumes a significant role.

Private Power, Public Law

The Globalization of Intellectual Property Rights

Author: Susan K. Sell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521525398

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 218

View: 7825

Analysis of the power of multinational corporations in moulding international law on intellectual property rights.

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Author: David Bainbridge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Professional

ISBN: 9781526506849

Category:

Page: 680

View: 1273

Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law is a complete exploration of the relationship between information technology and intellectual property laws a very wide-ranging and complex, ever changing area of law. It provides up-to-date coverage and analysis of the intellectual property laws applicable to all forms of computer software. placing the law in the context of computer use examining copyright, database rights, patents, trade marks, design rights and the law of confidence.There have been numerous cases before the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) recently, in particular involving the use of trade marks on the Internet, and these are analysed in detail with the implications of the judgments explained in a practical and accessible way. Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law includes developments surrounding ISPs (Internet Service Providers), for example injunctions against ISPs both in the UK and before the Court of Justice of the European Union, and coverage of the Digital Economy Act provisions.It can either be read from cover to cover as a thorough introduction to the subjects addressed or be used as a very useful starting point for a specialist practitioner faced with a particular problem on a particular case. With this in mind Information Technology and Intellectual Property Law is an essential addition to any an IT and IP practitioner's bookshelf as well as a useful textbook for non-specialists as well as advanced undergraduate and taught postgraduate IT and IP courses.

Memoirs - Stories from a Life Enjoyed Living

On the High Seas and in America's Courtrooms

Author: Jim Davis

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1460254147

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 1467

Jim Davis, through stories of his remarkable career as U.S. Naval officer, international trial lawyer and Federal trial judge, provides rare insight and humor to exotic happenings on the high seas and in America’s courtrooms. All stems from his improbable youthful achievements . . . appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy faculty at age 23 and to the Federal bench in Washington, D.C. at age 32, youngest ever to the U.S. Court of Claims. He tells of chasing Soviet nuclear submarines from New York to the North Sea, learning the Navy’s ways while working with fellow-officer Ross Perot (America’s computer wunderkind in the late 1950s), navigating the St. Lawrence seaway in 1957 on an aircraft carrier, the first and largest ship to do so, and entering Havana, Cuba in 1957 under threat of Castro’s expanding revolution. In the courtroom, he tangled with the CIA over recovery of a Soviet submarine from the Pacific Ocean floor, prevented China from exporting illegally millions of TV sets to the U.S. after stealing U.S. patents, protected Texas Instruments’ multi-billion dollar position in computer chip production from invasion by Japan and Korea, and thwarted piracy by Mexican and Chinese pirates of National Geographic Society’s world famous yellow-bordered Geographic magazine. As trial judge, he decided a $211 million patent case, second largest in U.S. history, and decided what Time Magazine called the “most significant copyright case of the 20th century,” copyright’s struggle with the Xerox machine. And much more. A great read!

Intellectual Property Law

Author: Lionel Bently,Brad Sherman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199645558

Category: Law

Page: 1296

View: 3641

Bently & Sherman's Intellectual Property Law is the definitive textbook on the subject. The authors' all-embracing approach not only clearly sets out the law in relation to copyright, patents, trade marks, passing off, and confidentiality, but also takes account of a wide range of academic opinion enabling readers to explore and make informed judgements about key principles. The particularly clear and lively writing style ensures that even the most complex areas are lucid and comprehensible.

Patent, Copyright & Trademark

An Intellectual Property Desk Reference

Author: Richard Stim

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413324622

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 7595

Whether you are in the world of business or creative arts, you need to understand the laws that govern your work. This is the best book for entrepreneurs and business people to keep on their shelf for when they need understandable legal explanations as well as basic legal overviews and application filing instructions.

Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property Law

Author: Jason Mazzone

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804779155

Category: Law

Page: 312

View: 3313

Intellectual property law in the United States does not work well and it needs to be reformed—but not for the reasons given by most critics. The issue is not that intellectual property rights are too easily obtained, too broad in scope, and too long in duration. Rather, the primary problem is overreaching by publishers, producers, artists, and others who abuse intellectual property law by claiming stronger rights than the law actually gives them. From copyfraud—like phony copyright notices attached to the U.S. Constitution—to lawsuits designed to prevent people from poking fun at Barbie, from controversies over digital sampling in hip-hop to Major League Baseball's ubiquitous restriction on sharing any "accounts and descriptions of this game," overreaching claims of intellectual property rights are everywhere. Overreaching interferes with legitimate uses and reproduction of a wide variety of works, imposes enormous social and economic costs, and ultimately undermines creative endeavors. As this book reveals, the solution is not to change the scope or content of intellectual property rights, but to create mechanisms to prevent people asserting rights beyond those they legitimately possess. While there are many other books on intellectual property, this is the first to examine overreaching as a distinct problem and to show how to solve it. Jason Mazzone makes a series of timely proposals by which government, organizations, and ordinary people can stand up to creators and content providers when they seek to grab more than the law gives them.

Intellectual Property and Open Source

A Practical Guide to Protecting Code

Author: Van Lindberg

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9781449391102

Category: Computers

Page: 386

View: 8825

"Clear, correct, and deep, this is a welcome addition to discussions of law and computing for anyone -- even lawyers!"-- Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Stanford Center for Internet and Society If you work in information technology, intellectual property is central to your job -- but dealing with the complexities of the legal system can be mind-boggling. This book is for anyone who wants to understand how the legal system deals with intellectual property rights for code and other content. You'll get a clear look at intellectual property issues from a developer's point of view, including practical advice about situations you're likely to encounter. Written by an intellectual property attorney who is also a programmer, Intellectual Property and Open Source helps you understand patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and licenses, with special focus on the issues surrounding open source development and the GPL. This book answers questions such as: How do open source and intellectual property work together? What are the most important intellectual property-related issues when starting a business or open source project? How should you handle copyright, licensing and other issues when accepting a patch from another developer? How can you pursue your own ideas while working for someone else? What parts of a patent should be reviewed to see if it applies to your work? When is your idea a trade secret? How can you reverse engineer a product without getting into trouble? What should you think about when choosing an open source license for your project? Most legal sources are too scattered, too arcane, and too hard to read. Intellectual Property and Open Source is a friendly, easy-to-follow overview of the law that programmers, system administrators, graphic designers, and many others will find essential.

The Protection of Intellectual Property Rights in Outer Space Activities

Author: Tosaporn Leepuengtham

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785369628

Category:

Page: 256

View: 2595

This book considers the intellectual property issues which are raised by space activities. While outer space itself remains out of reach for most of us, the results of space activities and developments from space technology are becoming ever-more integrated in our daily lives. Despite this, there is often little understanding of the importance of space technologies, how existing legal rules may apply in terms of protecting the technology, or whether legal protection, such as copyright, may be enforced if the unauthorised use takes place beyond conventional territorial borders in outer space.

Bankruptcy Law Stories

Author: Robert K. Rasmussen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 244

View: 1017

Bankruptcy Stories explores the landmark decisions that shape modern bankruptcy law and practice. Alan Schwartz, George Triantis, David Skeel, Barry Adler and other leading scholars critically examine the basic foundations of bankruptcy doctrine from Case v. Los Angeles Lumber to Butner to Maxwell Communications. In ten short and accessible chapters, Bankruptcy Stories provides students with an understanding of the institutional, economic and social forces that shape our bankruptcy system. The cases cover corporate, individual and transnational bankruptcy and illustrate the role that the Solicitor General plays in shaping bankruptcy law. The book focuses on the ways lawyers have operated within the parameters set by the Bankruptcy Code, such as establishing the Manville Asbestos Trust.