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The Sage Handbook of Intellectual Property

By Matthew David (Edited by), Debora J. Halbert (Edited by)

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Format: Hardcover, 840 pages, Single Volume Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 December 2014
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

PART I: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN A GLOBAL WORLDIntroduction - Matthew David and Debora HalbertIntellectual Property and the Open (Information) Society - Anne Barron The Economic Foundations of IP - Sarah Louisa Phythian-Adams The Idea of International Intellectual Property - Shubha Ghosh Globalization and Intellectual Property - Debora HalbertPART II: INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND DEVELOPMENTTRIPS and Development - Daniel Gervais Deja Vu in the International Intellectual Property Regime - Peter Yu Intellectual Property in Chile: Problems and Conflicts in a Developing Society - Salvador Millaleo and Hugo Cadenas Musical Property Rights Regimes in Tanzania and Kenya after TRIPs - Alex Perullo and Andrew Eisenberg PART III: BRANDING THE WORLDSlow Logo: Brand Citizenship in Global Value Networks - Margaret Chon Counterfeit Commerce: The Illegal Accumulation and Distribution of Intellectual Property - Chris Rojek Geographical Indications: The Promise, Perils and Politics of Protecting Place-Based Products - Rosemary J. Coombe, Sarah Ives and Daniel Huizenga The Social Imaginary of Geographical Indicators in Contested Environments: The Politicized Heritage and the Racialized Landscapes of South African Rooibos Tea - Rosemary J. Coombe, Sarah Ives and Daniel Huizenga Farmers' Rights and the Intellectual Property Dynamic in Agriculture - Chidi Oguamanam PART IV: BETWEEN ECONOMY AND CULTUREThe Political Economy of Traditional Knowledge, Trademarks and Copyright in South Africa - Colin Darch Author and Cultural rights: The Cuban Case - Lillian Alvarez Communicating Copyright: Discourse and Disagreement in the Digital Age - Lee Edwards, Bethany Klein, David Lee, Giles Moss, Fiona PhilipCreativity and copyright: the international career of a new economy - Dave O'Brien PART V: COMMONSNonprofits in the Commons Economy - Jyh-An Lee Copyright and Copyleft in India: Between Global Agendas and Local Interests - Pradip Thomas Treasuring IP: Free Culture, Media Piracy, and the International Pirate Party Movement - Lisa Dobbin and Martin Zeilinger PART VI: CREATIVE COPYINGCopyright and ownership of fan created works: fanfiction and beyond - Raizel Liebler Copyright and Film Historiography: The Case of the Orphan Film - Claudy Op den Kamp Dangerous Undertakings: Sacred Texts and Copyright's Myth of Aesthetic Neutrality - John Tehranian PART VII: AUDIENCES AND SHARINGStreaming Sport and the Bi-Passing of Copying in Copyright Infringement - Matthew David, Andrew Kirton and Peter Millward `Piracy' or Parody: moral Panic in the Age of New Media - Matthew David and Natasha Whiteman Intellectual Property and the Construction of Un/Ethical Audiences - Natasha Whiteman PART VIII: USEFUL ARTS AND CREATIVE CODESCopyright Law and Video Games: A Brief History of an Interactive Medium - Greg Lastowka Promoting Progress: A Qualitative Analysis of Creative and Innovative Production - Jessica Silbey Copyright and Industrial Objects: Aesthetic Considerations and Policy Discriminations - Uma Suthersanen PART IX: REGULATING INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIESCopyright technologies and clashing rights - Ian Brown Music, Technology and Copyright: The Makings and Shakings of a Global Industry - Andrew Kirton Copyright, trolling and speculative invoicing `in the shadow of the law' - David S. Wall PART X: PARAMETERS OF PATENTPolitics, Law of and Discourse: Patents and Innovation in Post-Apartheid South Africa - Colin Darch Tradititional Knowledge, Intellectual Property and Pharmaceutical Innovation. What's left to discuss? - Graham Dutfield Patentable subject matter - a comparative jurisdictional analysis of the discovery/invention dichotomy - Susanna H.S. Leong PART XI: PATENTING THE FUTURE?Who Owns the Extended Mind? The Neuropolitics of Intellectual Property Law - Jake Dunagan Outer Space, Alien Life and IP Protocols - an opportunity to rethink life patents - William R. Kramer Intellectual Property and Global Warming: Climate Justice - Matthew Rimmer

About the Author

Debora J. Halbert is a Professor of political science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She teaches futures studies, public policy, and law and society. Her academic interests include the study of law and policy with a focus on intellectual property. Along with numerous articles in peer reviewed journals and law reviews, she has published three books, Intellectual Property in the Information Age: the politics of expanding rights (Quorum 1999), Resisting Intellectual Property (Routledge, 2005) and The State of Copyright (Routledge 2014). Additionally, she has recently co-edited The SAGE Handbook of Intellectual Property (2015) with Professor Matthew David, and has completed a second co-authored piece with Professor David for the SAGE Swifts series, Owning the World of Ideas (SAGE, 2015).


In the fraught political economy of IPRs the legal perspective is too often privileged to the cost of exploring its wider social, political and ethical impact. This new handbook offers a guide to a wide range of issues situating them in a context that while legally informed engages with many other dimensions of making knowledge into property. Correcting for the exclusive focus on the legality of patent, copyright and trademark, the handbook offers an excellent example of the plurality of foci that are required to understand the social, political and economic role of intellectual property. The concentration of the legal dimension has been criticised for many years but now the range of those critiques is available in one volume and as such this volume will be an invaluable resource to those seeking to understand why intellectual property has become so central to the debates about the future of the global political economic system. -- Christopher May Multi-disciplinary in its scope and global in its sweep, The SAGE Handbook of Intellectual Property represents the state-of-the art in scholarship around this important and rapidly growing area. It is essential reading for all researchers, students and policy-makers who are interested in the transformation of culture and capitalism in the global age. -- Majid Yar

EAN: 9781446266342
ISBN: 1446266346
Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd
Dimensions: 24.89 x 17.53 x 5.08 centimeters (1.59 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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