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Intellectual Property and the Corporate Confiscation of Creativity

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Steal This Idea: Intellectual Property and the Corporate Confiscation of Creativity by Michael Perelman
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This work describes how corporate powers have erected a rapacious system of intellectual property rights to confiscate the benefits of creativity in science and culture. This legal system threatens to derail both economic and scientific progress, while disrupting society and threatening personal freedom. Perelman argues that the natural outcome of this system is a world of excessive litigation, intrusive violations of privacy, the destruction system of higher education, interference with scientific research, and a lopsided distribution of income.

Table of Contents

Introduction The Ascension of Intellectual Property Rights The Costs of Intellectual Property Intellectual Property vs. Science Corporate Science and Intellectual Property Economics vs. The New Economy

Author Biography

MICHAEL PERELMAN is the author of Class Warfare in the Information Age and Transcending the Economy. He is Professor of Economics at California State University at Chico.
Release date NZ
June 1st, 2002
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
0
Imprint
St Martin's Press
Pages
242
Dimensions
162x242x22
ISBN-13
9780312294083
Product ID
1664460

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