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The Internet and the Emerging Importance of New Forms of Intellectual Property scrutinizes the existence of commonalities in the realm of intellectual property (IP) rights. The term ‘intellectual property’ has come to include numerous intangible rights beyond the traditional ‘Big Three’ (patent, trademark and copyright) – rights that force us to reconsider and maybe also change the object and purpose of IP. Not only do these rights generally have less solid normative footing and few, if any, well-understood inherent limits, but the borders of their misappropriation are hard to draw as well. This book poses the question of what risks and advantages accrue to such IP or ‘IP-like’ rights.
What’s in this book:
Sixteen distinguished contributors offer in-depth analyses of such rights as the following: ;
How will this help you:
Being a groundbreaking work on the new forms of IP rights, this book clarifies the legal status of ‘new’ forms of IP and provides a systematic analysis of how IP law applies to intangible rights beyond patent, trademark, and copyright. The book serves as a useful springboard to litigators and judges for adjudicating IP cases arising from Internet use. Practitioners, judges, and policymakers will all welcome this work. Its contributors collectively take a giant step toward clarifying and synthesizing one of the most baffling areas of current law both internationally and at national level around the globe.