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Book
xxv, 162 pages ; 22 cm
  • Doctorow's first law
  • Doctorow's second law
  • Doctorow's third law.
In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, Cory Doctorow's Information Doesn't Want to Be Free takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age. Can small artists still thrive in the Internet era? Can giant record labels avoid alienating their audiences? This is a book about the pitfalls and the opportunities that creative industries (and individuals) are confronting today -- about how the old models have failed or found new footing, and about what might soon replace them. An essential read for anyone with a stake in the future of the arts, Information Doesn't Want to Be Free offers a vivid guide to the ways creativity and the Internet interact today, and to what might be coming next.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781940450285 20160618
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-914C-01, LAW-914C-01
Book
412 p. ; 25 cm.
  • Innovation
  • Intellectual property
  • Antitrust
  • Antitrust and IP : 20th century
  • Antitrust and IP : 21st century
  • Pioneering peer-to-peer and other disruptive dual-use technologies
  • Damaging copyright damages
  • The Digital Millenium Copyright Act : from pirates to user innovators
  • Better patents : a post-grant opposition procedure
  • Less dangerous patents : a framework for relief
  • Biotechnology dilemma 1 : patented research tools and experimental use
  • Biotechnology dilemma 2 : material transfer agreements
  • Innovation markets : saving lives and money in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Supporting standard-setting organizations
  • Unsettling drug patent settlements : a framework for presumptive illegality.
In recent years, innovation has been threatened by the United States legal system. Much of the blame can be attributed to the antitrust and intellectual property laws. Innovation for the 21st Century seeks to reverse this trend, offering ten revolutionary proposals, from pharmaceuticals to peer-to-peer software, to help foster innovation. Michael A. Carrier illustrates the benefits of improving the patent system and incorporating innovation into copyright and antitrust law. He also dips into a rich business literature to import ideas on "disruptive innovation" and "user innovation." And he replaces the 20th-century view that the IP and antitrust laws are in conflict with a new 21st-century framework that treats them as collaborators. Innovation for the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law provides a comprehensive framework for the patent, copyright, and antitrust laws to promote innovation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780195342581 20160528
On their broadest level, the IP and antitrust laws aim to increase societal welfare. But they do so in different ways. The foundation of the IP system is the right to exclude. This right allows inventors to recover their investment costs and to obtain profits. Relatedly, it discourages "free riders" who imitate the invention and - because they have no investment costs to recover - undercut the price. The right to exclude, in short, is designed to increase innovation. The very exclusion at the heart of IP nonetheless might seem suspicious to antitrust, which focuses on harms to competition. The antitrust laws presume that competition leads to lower prices, higher output, and more innovation. They anticipate that certain agreements between competitors or conduct by monopolists prevents consumers from enjoying these benefits. In Innovation in the 21st Century: Harnessing the Power of Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law, Michael Carrier contends that intellectual property and antitrust, the two most important laws fostering innovation, are not being used most effectively to achieve this goal and offers various proposals that individually and collectively remedy this deficiency.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199794287 20160619
Law Library (Crown)
LAW-914C-01, LAW-914C-01