Intellectual Property: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

  • Aaron Schwabach
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  • ISBN-10: 1598840460
  • ISBN-13: 9781598840469
  • DDC: 346.7304
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 318 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released June 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Can you own an idea? Yes, you can. Intellectual property, a concept dating back to the Middle Ages, is today an increasingly important part of both the domestic economy and international trade. Yet today, easy access to file-sharing software via home computers and the Internet has created a new crisis in intellectual property law, which struggles to keep pace with new developments.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Board.
About the Book.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Worldwide Perspective.
4: Chronology.
5: Biographies.
6: Clara Barton (1821–1912).
7: Ernest Bourget (fl. 1847–1850).
8: Filippo Brunelleschi (1377–1446).
9: Laurens Coster (ca. 1370–1440).
10: Annie Ellsworth (1826–1900).
11: Johannes Gutenberg (ca. 1395–1468).
12: Victor Hugo (1802–1885).
13: Jon Lech Johansen (1983–).
14: Mary Kies (1752–1837).
15: Antonio Meucci (1808–1889).
16: Eadweard Muybridge (1830–1904).
17: Dmitri Sklyarov (1974–).
18: Jack Valenti (1921–).
19: Terri Welles (1956–).
20: Samuel Winslow (fl. 1641) and Joseph Jenks (1602–1683).
21: Data and Documents.
22: Copyright.
23: Trademark.
24: Patent.
25: Directory of Organizations.
26: African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO).
27: Alliance for Digital Progress (ADP).
28: American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law.
29: American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA).
30: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
31: Anti-DMCA.
32: Arts and Humanities Research Board Shepherd and Wedderburn Research Centre in Intellectual Property and Technology (SCRIPT).
33: Association of Corporate Patent Counsel (ACPC).
34: Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI).
35: Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI).
36: Berkman Center for Internet & Society.
37: Bitlaw.
38: Budapest Open Access Initiative.
39: Business Software Alliance (BSA).
40: Campaign for Digital Rights (CDR).
41: Canadian Motion Picture Distributors Association (CMPDA).
42: Center for Intellectual Property Studies (CIP).
43: Centre d'Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Industrielle (CEIPI).
44: Copyright Clearance Center.
45: The Copyright Society of the United States of America (CSUSA).
46: Creative Commons.
48: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
49: Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO).
50: European Digital Rights (EDRI).
51: European Patent Office (EPO).
52: Fédération Internationale des Conseils en Propriété Industrielle (FICPI).
53: The Institute of Patentees and Inventors.
54: Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office (EPI).
55: Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA).
56: Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO).
57: International Anticounterfeiting Coalition (IACC).
58: International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP).
59: International Association of Entertainment Lawyers.
60: International Federation of Inventors' Associations (IFIA).
61: International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO).
62: International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA).
63: International Intellectual Property Institute (IIPI).
64: International Law Association (ILA).
65: International Trademark Association (INTA).
66: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).
67: Japan Intellectual Property Association (JIPA).
68: Max-Planck-Institut für Geistiges Eigentum, Wettbewerbsund Steuerrecht.
69: Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
70: Music Publishers' Association (MPA).
71: National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP).
72: Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) (OHIM).
73: Open Society Institute (OSI).
74: Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle (OAPI).
75: Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf.
76: Project Gutenberg.
77: Public Knowledge.
78: Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
79: Société des Gens de Lettres (SGDL).
80: Trade Marks, Patents and Designs Federation (TMPDF).
81: Tufts Multilaterals Project.
82: United States Copyright Office.
83: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
84: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
85: World Trade Organization (WTO).
86: Resources.
About the Author.