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Author Bracha, Oren, author
Title Owning ideas : the intellectual origins of American intellectual property, 1790-1909 / Oren Bracha
Imprint New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2016
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  KF2979 .B66 2016    AVAILABLE    30660020172586
 RCHSS Library  KF2979 B66 2019    DUE 09-04-23    30560400683519
Descript viii, 324 pages ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
Cambridge historical studies in American law and society
Note "Owning Ideas is a comprehensive account of the emergence of the concept of intellectual property in the United States during the long nineteenth century. In the modern information era, intellectual property has become a central economic and cultural phenomenon and an important lever for allocating wealth and power. This book uncovers the intellectual origins of this modern concept of private property in ideas through a close study of its emergence within the two most important areas of this field: patent and copyright. By placing the development of legal concepts within their social context, this study reconstructs the radical transformation of the idea. Our modern notion of owning ideas, it argues, came into being when the ideals of eighteenth-century possessive individualism at the heart of early patent and copyright were subjected to the forces and ideology of late-nineteenth-century corporate liberalism"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
1. The origins of the American intellectual property regime -- 2. The rise and fall of authorship-based copyright -- 3. Objects of property: owning intellectual works -- 4. Inventors' rights -- 5. Owning inventions
Lib. has: 1st paperback edition 2019. ISSP
Subject Intellectual property -- United States -- History
Copyright -- United States -- History
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