The Resource Against intellectual monopoly, Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine, (electronic book)

Against intellectual monopoly, Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine, (electronic book)

Label
Against intellectual monopoly
Title
Against intellectual monopoly
Statement of responsibility
Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
DLC
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1956-
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Boldrin, Michele
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Levine, David K
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  • Intellectual property
  • Competition
  • Monopolies
Label
Against intellectual monopoly, Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-286) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Creation under competition -- Innovation under competition -- The evil of intellectual monopoly -- The devil in Disney -- How competition works -- Defenses of intellectual monopoly -- Does intellectual monopoly increase innovation? -- The pharmaceutical industry -- The bad, the good, and the ugly
Control code
ebr10240285
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 298 p.
Form of item
electronic
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Against intellectual monopoly, Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-286) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Creation under competition -- Innovation under competition -- The evil of intellectual monopoly -- The devil in Disney -- How competition works -- Defenses of intellectual monopoly -- Does intellectual monopoly increase innovation? -- The pharmaceutical industry -- The bad, the good, and the ugly
Control code
ebr10240285
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
viii, 298 p.
Form of item
electronic
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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