Expanding the Boundaries of Intellectual Property: Innovation Policy for the Knowledge Society by Rochelle DreyfussExpanding the Boundaries of Intellectual Property: Innovation Policy for the Knowledge Society by Rochelle Dreyfuss

Expanding the Boundaries of Intellectual Property: Innovation Policy for the Knowledge Society

EditorRochelle Dreyfuss, Diane L. Zimmerman, Harry First

Hardcover | March 15, 2001

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This book focuses on the question of how much control innovators should be given over their works. The first parts examine the trend to increase control: first, by expanding the scope of intellectual property rights to add new subject matter; secondly, through increasing transactionalautonomy. The former issue represents the key concerns of the intellectual property community; the latter issue is currently before both state and national legislatures.The question that these groups are debating is the subject of the next part: whether strong intellectual property rights, coupled with a high degree of transactional autonomy, promote innovation or chill interchange. One view is that the current legal regime should not be altered because itrepresents the right balance between the needs of information producers and the requirements of users. The contrary view is that stronger rights would allow potential collaborators to find one another, bargain for beneficial exchanges, and reallocate rights. The final sections explore the bases inconstitutions, laws, and treaties for protecting the public domain. Four judges from the US federal courts and the UK high court then debate the practicalities of the frameworks proposed.
Professor Dreyfuss was the director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy, which sponsors interdisciplinary research on questions concerning the allocation of global resources to creative enterprises. Her research and teaching interests include intellectual property, privacy, the relationship between science and law, and...
Title:Expanding the Boundaries of Intellectual Property: Innovation Policy for the Knowledge SocietyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:492 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.18 inPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART I: EXPANDING THE PRIVATE DOMAIN1. F.M. Scherer: The Innovation Lottery2. Jerome H. Reichman: Of Green Tulips and Legal Kudzu: Repackaging Rights in Subpatentable Innovation3. Jane C. Ginsburg: U.S. Initiatives to Protect Works of Low AuthorshipPART II: THE GROWTH OF PRIVATE ORDERING REGIMES4. Carl Shapiro: Setting Compatibility Standards: Cooperation or Collusion?5. Kenneth W. Dam: Self-Help in the Digital Jungle6. Robert P. Merges: Institutions for Intellectual Property Transactions: The Case of Patent Pools7. Bennett M. Lincoff: A Plan for the Future of Music Performance Rights Organizations in the Digital AgePART III: THE CLAIMS OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN8. Niva Elkin-Koren: A Public-Regarding Approach to Contracting Over Copyrights9. Rebecca S. Eisenberg: Bargaining over the Transfer of Proprietary Research Tools: Is this Market Failing or Emerging?10. Walter W. Powell: Networks of Learning in Biotechnology: Opportunities and Constraints Associated with Relational Contracting in a Knowledge-Intensive Field11. Yochai Benkler: A Political Economy of the Public Domain: Markets in Information Goods vs. the Marketplace of IdeasPART IV: IMPLEMENTING INNOVATION POLICY FOR THE INFORMATION AGE12. Thomas Dreier: Balancing Proprietary and Public Domain Interests: Inside or Outside of Proprietary Rights?13. Susan DeSanti (with William Cohen, Nancy Dickinson, and Michael Fanelli): Competition to Innovate: Strategies for Proper Antitrust Assessments14. Bernt Hugenholtz: Copyright and Freedom of Expression in Europe15. Hanns Ullrich: Intellectual Property, Access to Information and Antitrust: Harmony, Disharmony and International HarmonizationPART V: VIEWS FROM THE BENCH16. Frank H. Easterbrook: Who Decides the Extent of Rights in Intellectual Property?17. Sir Robin Jacob: Expanding the Bounds of Intellectual Property18. John Newman: Views from the Bench19. Diane P. Wood: Intellectual Property in the Courts: The Role of the Judge

Editorial Reviews

`Clearly written ... carefully constructed arguments ... high quality writing pervades virtually the whole book ... There are many volumes that deal with the knowledge economy; few however present such a wide and challenging selection of ideas ... thought provoking insight into the future ofintellectual property ... the book's overall strength lies in its ability to open new insights into this important legal area.'Journal of Information Law and Technology