Online from: 1983
Subject Area: Library and Information Studies
Options: To add Favourites and Table of Contents Alerts please take a Emerald profile
|Title:||Intellectual property rights|
|Author(s):||Richard A. Spinello, (Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA)|
|Citation:||Richard A. Spinello, (2007) "Intellectual property rights", Library Hi Tech, Vol. 25 Iss: 1, pp.12 - 22|
|Keywords:||Copyright law, Intellectual property|
|Article type:||Case study|
|DOI:||10.1108/07378830710735821 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of intellectual property justifications and the basics of intellectual property law.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper examines intellectual property rights, discussing such areas as: copyright protection, patents, trademarks, trade secrets and common and current misconceptions.
Findings – Overprotection can be as damaging as underprotection because of the harm to the intellectual commons. The ideal property rights regime is one that prudently seeks balance.
Originality/value – Advises that the goal of the legal system should be the provision of just enough protection to reward creative workers for their labor and to spur future innovation. At the same time, it is necessary to avoid overly strong protection that will deplete the intellectual commons or unduly restrict its expansion, and thereby fail to promote social welfare.
To purchase this item please login or register.
Complete and print this form to request this document from your librarian