Intellectual Property Rights: A Critical History

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With intellectual property widely acknowledged today as a key component of economic development, those accused of stealing knowledge and information are also charged with undermining industrial innovation, artistic creativity, and the availability of information itself. How valid are these claims? Has the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property (TRIPs) Agreement ushered in a new, better era? Christopher May and Susan Sell trace the history of social conflict and political machinations surrounding the making of ...

Intellectual Property Rights: A Critical History 2005, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, CO

ISBN-13: 9781588263636