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A Critical Guide to Intellectual Property
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A Critical Guide to Intellectual Property (Hardback)

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is an era when human genes can be copied and patented. From genetically

modified foods to digital piracy, the concept of intellectual property (IP) and

the laws upholding it play a foundational role in our society, but its

political and ideological dimensions have rarely been understood outside of

specialist circles. This collection cuts through the legal jargon that so often

surrounds IP, to provide both a comprehensive history and analysis that

explores the corporate interests that shape its conception and the movements

that are developing alternatives.

As the nature of industry

changes, we might ask: what are the wider implications of the concept of IP, be

it for agribusiness and pharmaceutical companies or the film and music

industries? Has IP law has been used to safeguard and assert the ownership of

ideas and creativity, or is it an essential foundation of our culture?

Today, with mounting challenges

from the growth of free software and open source movements, this collection

provides an accessible and alternative guide to IP, exploring its significance

within the wider struggle between capital and the commons.

BusinessEconomicsPolitical economyHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical activismLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsIntellectual property lawPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesHistory of ideas Publisher: Zed Books Ltd Publication Date: 15/10/2017 ISBN-13: 9781786991140  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Mat Callahan is a musician and author. He founded seminal world-beat band, Looters, the artists' collective, Komotion International, and produced the revival of James Connolly's "Songs of Freedom". He's authored four books, Sex, Death and the Angry Young Man (1993); Testimony (2000); The Trouble With Music (2005); and The Explosion of Deferred Dreams (2017). Jim Rogers is a lecturer in communications at the School of Communications, Dublin City University, Ireland. His research interests centre on the political economy of the media. His first book, The Death and Life of the Music Industry in the Digital Age was published in 2013. Beyond this, his research has been published in a host of international peer-review journals and various edited collections.

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