Book Details

Book title: Intellectual Property and Information Wealth (4 Vols.) Set
Author(s): Peter K. YU
ISBN: 0275988821
Publication Year: 2009
Binding: HB
Pages: -
Price: Rs. 6500 Rs. 6500
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In today`s knowledge-based economy, intellectual property protection has taken on fundamentally new proportions, as a subject of urgency for businesses (whose survival depends on protection of their intangible assets) and as a subject of cultural importance that grabs front-page headlines (as the controversy over Napster and high-profile revelations of plagiarism, for example, have illustrated). This landmark set of essays brings new clarity to the issues, as societies around the world grapple with the intricacies and complexities of intellectual property, and its impact on business, law, policy, and culture. Featuring insights from leading scholars and practitioners, Intellectual Property and Information Wealth provides rigorous analysis, historical context, and emerging practical applications from the public, private, and non-profit sectors.

Volume 1 focuses on protections to novels, films, sound recordings, computer programs, and other creative products, and covers such issues as authorship, duration of copyright, fair use of copyrighted materials, and the implications of the Internet and peer-to-peer file sharing.

Volume 2 explains the fundamental protections to inventors of devices, mechanical processes, chemical compounds, and other inventions, and examines such issues as the scope and limits of patent protection, research exemptions and infringement, IP in the software and biotech industries, and trade secrets.

Volume 3 looks atthe protections to distinctive symbols and signs, including brand names and unique product designs, and features chapters on consumer protection, trademark and the first amendment, brand licensing, publicity and cultural images, and domain names.

Volume 4 takes the discussion to the global level, addressing a wide range of issues, including not only inforcement of IP protections across borders, but also their implications for international trade and investment, economic development, national sovereignty, human rights, and public health.

ABOUT Author


PETER K. YU is Associate Professor of Law and Founding Director of the Intellectual Property and Communications Law Program at Michigan State University College of Law. He also holds appointments in the Asian Studies Center and the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media at Michigan State University. A Leading expert in international intellectual property and communications law, he is the author or editor of several books, including International Intellectual Property Law and Policy. The Marketplace of Ideas, and Russian Media Law and Policy in the Yeltsin Decade.

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