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Intellectual Property for the 21st Century

Intellectual Property for the 21st Century

Interdisciplinary Approaches

Edited by B Courtney Doagoo, Mistrale Goudreau, Madelaine Saginur and Teresa Scassa


Over the past two decades, globalisation, digitisation, and the rise of the Internet have each contributed to a new prominence for intellectual property law in public policy debates around the world. Questions about how intellectual property is controlled, licensed, used, and reused are all part of a growing public discourse that now engages far more than an elite cadre of lawyers. Because intellectual property law now trenches so deeply on issues of economics, culture, health, commerce, creativity, and intellectual freedom, it is no surprise that there is also a burgeoning literature on intellectual property issues that comes, not just from legal academics or lawyers, but from those trained in other disciplines.

In the spring of 2012, the Centre for Law, Technology, and Society at the University of Ottawa hosted a workshop that sought to bring together academics from different disciplines interested in intellectual property law in order to stimulate discussion across disciplines, to encourage the development of collaborative efforts, and to produce a body of research that explores intellectual property law issues from explicitly interdisciplinary perspectives. The collection of papers in this book is the product of this workshop.




Intellectual Property for the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Approaches  Teresa Scassa, Mistrale Goudreau, B Courtney Doagoo, and Madelaine Saginur

Theme One: New Windows on Intellectual Property Law

1.  Adapting Novel into Film  Cameron Hutchison
2.  Out of Tune: Why Copyright Law Needs Music Lessons  Carys Craig & Guillaume Laroche
3.  The Confidentiality of Seclusion: Studying Information Flows to Test Intellectual Property Paradigms  Margaret Ann Wilkinson
4.  The Precautionary Principle and Its Application in the Intellectual Property Context: Towards a Public Domain Impact Assessment  Graham J Reynolds
5.  Abus et Propriété Intellectuelle ou du Bon Usage des Droits  Pierre-Emmanuel Moyse
6.  Biopatenting and Industrial Policy Discourse: Decoding the Message of Biomedia on the Limits of Agents and Audiences  Bita Amani

Theme Two(a): New Windows New Insights: A Different Disciplinary Lens

7.  Historical Institutionalism and the Politics of Intellectual Property  Blayne Haggart
8.  Feminist Anthropology and Copyright: Gauging the Application and Limitations of Oppositions Models  B Courtney Doagoo
9.  Intellectual Property, Employment, and Talent Relations: A Media Studies Perspective  Matt Stahl
10. A Gramscian Analysis of the Public Performance Right  Louis D’Alton
11. Branding Culture: Fictional Characters and Undead Celebrities in an Era of “Transpropertied” Media  Daniel Downes
12. Punishment, Private Style: Statutory Damages in Canadian Copyright Law  João Velloso & Mistrale Goudreau

Theme Two(b): New Windows New Insights: Discourses and Paradigms

13. Information Society Discourse, Innovation, and Intellectual Property  Michael McNally
14. Seeking the Margins—Fair Use and Copyright, Harold Innis, and Israel  Meera Nair
15. Intellectual Property: The Promise and Risk of Human Rights  Chidi Oguamanam
16. Merges on Just IP: Are IP Rights Basic?  Gregory Hagen
17. Appropriation Appropriated: Ethical, Artistic, and Legal Debates in Canada  Laura J Murray & Kirsty Robertson
18. The Story of My Life: Fiction, Ethics, and the Self at Law  Andrea Slane
19. Structures of Sharing: Depropriation and Intellectual Property Law  Marcus Boon

Theme Three: Interdisciplinarity in Practice

20.Mapping the Outcomes of Multidisciplinary Intellectual Property Research: Lessons from the African Copyright Experience  Jeremy de Beer
21. Evidentiary Problems of Multidisciplinarity in the Litigation of Business Method Patents  Norman Siebrasse

Theme Four: Impact of Law or Impact on Law?

22. Emerging Academic Scientists’ Exclusionary Encounters with Commercialization Law, Policy, and Practice  Matthew Herder
23. Copyright’s Media Theory and the Internet: The Case of the Chilling Effects Doctrine  Jonathon W Penney
24. Ambush Marketing Legislation to Protect Olympic Sponsors: A Step Too Far in the Name of Brand Protection?  Benoit Séguin & Teresa Scassa
25. Copyright as Barrier to Creativity: The Case of User-Generated Content  Samuel Trosow



Published 31 January 2014
Publisher Irwin Law (Canada)
ISBN 9781552213537
Australian RRP $75.00
International Price $70.00
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