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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
Price: £120.00

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Human Dominion: Intellectual Property in Body, Persona and Art

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ISBN13: 9780754623069
To be Published: September 2019
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £65.00

Focussing on the jurisprudence of English-speaking liberal democracies - predominantly the United Kingdom, the USA and Australia - the author of this book examines the legal control of the kind of self-regarding actions that could be regarded as modes of self-expression. She distinguishes between the ways in which the law tends to regulate expressive aspects of 'the self' when those expressions have commercial potential (and could thus be considered to be self-regarding actions with value to others) as opposed to when they are of a more personal nature. This conclusion leads to the identification of a contemporary 'commercial' form of liberalism which, it will be suggested, tends to dominate over the historical forms of liberalism in which many modern liberal democracies are notionally grounded. The reasons for, and consequences of this, are then discussed.

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Intellectual Property Law
Series preface

Part A What is Intellectual Property?:
The difficulty of defining 'intellectual property'
The metaphysics of intellectual property
The structure of intellectual property.

Part B Intellectual Propertization:
Intellectual propertization of the human body
Intellectual propertization of persona
Intellectual propertization of art.

Part C Commercial Liberalism:
Intellectual property and the harm principle
Intellectual propertization and commercial liberalism