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.
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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
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.