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The Commodification of Information

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ISBN13: 9789041198761
ISBN: 9041198768
Published: July 2002
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: £158.00



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Information and the marketplace are uneasy bedfellows. The dissemination of information via media can have many different and overlapping purposes, including entertainment, art, ideology, and research. It is particularly among groups that need to share information - the academic and scientific communities, for example - that viewing it as something that can be bought and sold is intrusive and even damaging. There are many other reasons why the commodification of information, which continues to move from strength to strength with the expansion of international free trade, must be carefully scrutinized.;To this end, a conference of specialists with expertise encompassing the area of law and practice where intellectual property, communications, privacy, free speech, collaborative research, and international trade all intersect met under the auspices of the University of Haifa Faculty of Law in May 1999. This book presents the analyses and recommendations that emerged from that conference. As one might expect, a broad spectrum of views is expressed, from commercialism as the liberator of free speech to commodification as de facto censorship.

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Contents:
Introduction: The Commodification of Information; N.W. Netanel, N. Elkin-Koren. I. Foundations. Incomplete Commodification in the Computerized World; M.J. Radin. Electronic Commerce and Free Speech; J. Litman. Two Cheers for the Commodification of Information; E. Noam. II. Copyright and Commodification: Broad Trends. Copyright, Commodification, and Censorship: Past as Prologue--But to What Future? P. Samuelson. It's All About Control: Rethinking Copyright in the New Information Landscape; N. Elkin-Koren. Anarchism Triumphant: Free Software and the Death of Copyright; E. Moglen. Intellectual Property and the Internet: The Share of Sharing; E. Mackaay. III. Copyright and Commodification: Doctrine and Doctrinal Developments. Excuse and Justification in the Law of Fair Use: Distinguishing Empirical from Normative Market Failure; W. Gordon. How Much Solicitude for Fair Use Is There in the Anti-Circumvention Provision of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act? D. Nimmer. Copyright Developments in Europe: The Good, the Bad and the Harmonized; D. Vaver. Copyright and Freedom of Expression in Europe; P. Bernt Hugenholtz. IV. Media and Telecommunications. International Trade in Media Products; C.E. Baker. A Speakers' Corner Under the Sun; Y. Benkler. The Commercial Mass Media's Continuing Fourth Estate Role; N.W. Netanel. V. Information Aggregation. Hardware-Based ID, Rights Management, and Trusted Systems; J. Weinberg. Databases--In Search of the Free Flow of Information; A.K. Sanders. VI. Collaborative Production and Scientific Research. Commodifying Collaborative Research; R. Cooper Dreyfuss. Patents on DNA Sequences: Molecules and Information; R. Eisenberg. New Research Norms for a New Medium; H. Nissenbaum. VII. Market Practices. Network Effects, Standardization, and the Internet: What Have We Learned From the DVD v. DIVX Battle? D. Dranove, N. Gandal. Vaporware, The Internet, and Consumer Behavior; D. McGowan. The Contributors. Index

Series: Information Law Series

Open Source Software and Intellectual Property Rights ISBN 9789041152282
Published June 2014
Kluwer Law International
£148.00
Variable Scope of the Exclusive Economic Rights in Copyright ISBN 9789041149152
Published May 2014
Kluwer Law International
£140.00
Codification of European Copyright Law: Challenges and Perspectives ISBN 9789041141453
Published December 2012
Kluwer Law International
£127.00
£95.00
Copyright Enforcement and the Internet ISBN 9789041133465
Published November 2010
Kluwer Law International
£108.00
Public Broadcasting and European Law ISBN 9789041125002
Published May 2008
Kluwer Law International
£108.00
£107.00
Copyright, Limitations and the Three-step Test ISBN 9789041122674
Published January 2004
Kluwer Law International
£107.00
£95.00
Data Protection Law: Approaching Its Rationale, Logic and Limits ISBN 9789041198709
Published August 2002
Kluwer Law International
£141.00
Copyright Limitations and Contracts ISBN 9789041198679
Published February 2002
Kluwer Law International
£128.00
Copyright and Electronic Commerce
Edited by: Hugenholtz
ISBN 9789041197856
Published April 2000
Kluwer Law International
£126.00
Intellectual Property and Information Law: Essays in Honour of Herman Cohen Jehoram ISBN 9789041197023
Published January 1999
Kluwer Law International
£146.00
From Privacy Toward a New Intellectual Property Right in Persona ISBN 9789041103550
Published February 1997
Kluwer Law International
£158.00
The Future of Copyright in a Digital Environment
ISBN 9789041102676
Published July 1996
Kluwer Law International
£123.00
Challenges to the Creator Doctrine
ISBN 9789065448767
Published August 1994
Kluwer Law International
£93.00
Copyright and Photographs: An International Survey ISBN 9789041197221
Published December 0002
Kluwer Law International
£158.00