The SAGE Handbook of Intellectual Property, 1st Edition

  • Matthew David Brunel University
  • Published By: Sage UK
  • ISBN-10: 1473909023
  • ISBN-13: 9781473909021
  • DDC: 346.048
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 736 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released September 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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This Handbook brings together scholars from around the world in addressing the global significance of, controversies over and alternatives to intellectual property (IP) today. It brings together over fifty of the leading authors in this field across the spectrum of academic disciplines, from law, economics, geography, sociology, politics and anthropology. This volume addresses the full spectrum of IP issues including copyright, patent, trademarks and trade secrets, as well as parallel rights and novel applications. In addition to addressing the role of IP in an increasingly information based and globalized economy and culture, it also challenges the utility and viability of IP today and addresses a range of alternative futures.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
SAGE 50 Years.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Figures and Tables.
Notes on the Editors and Contributors.
List of Acronyms.
Foundations and Philosophies: Intellectual Property in a Global World.
1: Intellectual Property and the ‘Open’ (Information) Society.
2: ‘The Economic Foundations of Intellectual Property’: An Arts and Cultural Economist’s Perspective.
3: The Idea of International Intellectual Property.
4: Globalization and Intellectual Property.
IP and Development.
5: TRIPS and Development.
6: Déjà Vu in the International Intellectual Property Regime.
7: Intellectual Property in Chile: Problems and Conflicts in a Developing Society.
8: Musical Property Rights Regimes in Tanzania and Kenya after TRIPS.
Branding the World.
9: Slow Logo: Brand Citizenship in Global Value Networks.
10: Counterfeit Commerce: The Illegal Accumulation and Distribution of Intellectual Property.
11: Geographical Indications: The Promise, Perils and Politics of Protecting Place-Based Products.
12: The Social Imaginary of Geographical Indicators in Contested Environments: Politicized Heritage and the Racialized Landscapes of South African Rooibos Tea.
13: Farmers’ Rights and the Intellectual Property Dynamic in Agriculture.
Between Economy and Culture.
14: The Political Economy of Traditional Knowledge, Trademarks and Copyright in South Africa.
15: Author and Cultural Rights: The Cuban Case.
16: Communicating Copyright: Discourse and Disagreement in the Digital Age.
17: Creativity and Copyright: The International Career of a New Economy.
18: Non-Profits in the Commons Economy.
19: Copyright and Copyleft in India: Between Global Agendas and Local Interests.
20: Treasuring IP: Free Culture, Media Piracy and the International Pirate Party Movement.
Creative Copying.
21: Copyright and Ownership of Fan Created Works: Fanfiction and Beyond.
22: Copyright and Film Historiography: The Case of the Orphan Film.
23: Dangerous Undertakings: Sacred Texts and Copyright’s Myth of Aesthetic Neutrality.
Audiences and Sharing.
24: Sports Television Broadcasting and the Challenge of Live-streaming.
25: ’Piracy’ or Parody: Moral Panic in an Age of New Media.
26: Intellectual Property and the Construction of Un/Ethical Audiences.
Creative Origins and Limitations.
27: Copyright Law and Video Games: A Brief History of an Interactive Medium.
28: Promoting Progress: A Qualitative Analysis of Creative and Innovative Production.
29: Copyright and Industrial Objects: Aesthetic Considerations and Policy Discriminations.
Regulating Innovative Technology.
30: Copyright Technologies and Clashing Rights.
31: Music, Technology and Copyright: The Makings and Shakings of a Global Industry.
32: Copyright Trolling and the Policing of Intellectual Property in the Shadow of Law.
Parameters of Patent.
33: Politics, Law and Discourse: Patents and Innovation in Post-Apartheid South Africa.
34: Traditional Knowledge, Intellectual Property and Pharmaceutical Innovation: What’s Left to Discuss?.
35: Patentable Subject Matter: A Comparative Jurisdictional Analysis of the Discovery/ Invention Dichotomy.
Patenting the Future.
36: Who Owns the Extended Mind? The Neuropolitics of Intellectual Property Law.
37: Outer Space, Alien Life and Intellectual Property Protocols: An Opportunity to Rethink Life Patents.
38: Intellectual Property and Global Warming: Fossil Fuels and Climate Justice.
Author Index.
Subject Index.