Owning the world of ideas : intellectual property and global network capitalism / Matthew David & Debora Halbert
- London : SAGE Publciations Ltd, 2015.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Additional Creators:
- David, Matthew and Halbert, Debora J. (Debora Jean)
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- Formally, ownership of ideas is legally impossible, and can never be globally secured. Yet, in very real and significant ways these limits have been undone. In principle, ideas cannot be owned, yet, undoing the distinction between ideas and tangible manifestations, the distinction which underpins the principle, allows the principle to hold even whilst its meaning is hollowed out. Post-Cold War global network capitalism is premised upon regulatory structures designed to enforce deregulation in global markets and production, but at the same time to enforce global regulation of property and intellectual property in particular. However, this roll-out has not been without resistance and limitations.
- 9781473915848 (ebook)
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- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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