Against Intellectual Monopoly (BOK)

Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine

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'Intellectual property' - patents and copyrights - have become controversial. We witness teenagers being sued for 'pirating' music - and we observe AIDS patients in Africa dying due to lack of ability to pay for drugs that are high priced to satisfy patent holders. Are patents and copyrights essential to thriving creation and innovation - do we need them so that we all may enjoy fine music and good health? Across time and space the resounding answer is: No. So-called intellectual property is in fact an 'intellectual monopoly' that hinders rather than helps the competitive free market regime that has delivered wealth and innovation to our doorsteps. This book has broad coverage of both copyrights and patents and is designed for a general audience, focusing on simple examples. The authors conclude that the only sensible policy to follow is to eliminate the patents and copyright systems as they currently exist.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter David K. Levine, Michele Boldrin
Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521127264
Antall sider 306 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,6cm
Vekt 420 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Political science & theory, Economics