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Vol 22 No 9 Sept/Oct 2017

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Steal This Idea: Intellectual Property and the Corporate Confiscation of Creativity

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Michael PerelmanProfessor of Economics, California State University, Chico, USA

ISBN13: 9780312294083
ISBN: 0312294085
Published: January 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



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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Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law
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