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Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law

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ISBN-10: 0674012046

ISBN-13: 9780674012042

Edition: 2003

Authors: William M. Landes, Richard A. Posner

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This book takes a fresh look at the most dynamic area of American law today, comprising the fields of copyright, patent, trademark, trade secrecy, publicity rights, and misappropriation. Topics range from copyright in private letters to defensive patenting of business methods, from moral rights in the visual arts to the banking of trademarks, from the impact of the court of patent appeals to the management of Mickey Mouse. The history and political science of intellectual property law, the challenge of digitization, the many statutes and judge-made doctrines, and the interplay with antitrust principles are all examined. The treatment is both positive (oriented toward understanding the law…    
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Book details

List price: $83.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/28/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 6.14" wide x 10.08" long x 1.30" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

William M. Landes is the Clifton R. Musser Professor Emeritus of Law and Economics at the University of Chicago Law School.

Richard A. Posner is Circuit Judge, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.

The Economic Theory of Property
How to Think about Copyright
A Formal Model of Copyright
Basic Copyright Doctrines
Copyright in Unpublished Works
Fair Use, Parody, and Burlesque
The Economics of Trademark Law
The Optimal Duration of Copyrights and Trademarks
The Legal Protection of Postmodern Art
Moral Rights and the Visual Artists Rights Act
The Economics of Patent Law
The Patent Court: A Statistical Evaluation
The Economics of Trade Secrecy Law
Antitrust and Intellectual Property
The Political Economy of Intellectual Property Law
Case Index
Author Index
Subject Index