Laws of Creation

Author: Ronald A. Cass
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674067646
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Law

Cass and Hylton explain how technological advances strengthen the case for intellectual property laws, and argue convincingly that IP laws help create a wealthier, more successful, more innovative society than alternative legal systems. Ignoring the social value of IP rights and making what others create “free” would be a costly mistake indeed.

Media Law Ethics and Policy in the Digital Age

Author: Mhiripiri, Nhamo A.
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781522520962
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Genre: Law

The growing presence of digital technologies has caused significant changes in the protection of digital rights. With the ubiquity of these modern technologies, there is an increasing need for advanced media and rights protection. Media Law, Ethics, and Policy in the Digital Age is a key resource on the challenges, opportunities, issues, controversies, and contradictions of digital technologies in relation to media law and ethics and examines occurrences in different socio-political and economic realities. Highlighting multidisciplinary studies on cybercrime, invasion of privacy, and muckraking, this publication is an ideal reference source for policymakers, academicians, researchers, advanced-level students, government officials, and active media practitioners.

The Ten Truths of Wealth Creation

Author: John E. Girouard
Publisher: John Girouard
ISBN: 0979157900
Release Date: 2007-01-11
Genre: Business & Economics

A back-to-basics guide by veteran investment guru John E Girouard revealing how investment industry sales people give shoddy advice and sell poorly-designed investment 'products' aimed at enriching themselves and their firms at customers' expense. "The financial services industry is in the business of selling hope," he says, "but rarely produces consistent returns for clients. 'The Ten Truths of Wealth Creation' is not a recipe for getting rich, but an honest look at the common mistakes most of us make in our financial lives, and how we can unlock the natural money-growing opportunities that those selling investment 'products' never talk about. Girouard explains how income is often taxed multiple times, how financial choices can minimise those taxes, and how those saved dollars can add up and grow wealth. Girouard shows readers that by ignoring the Wall Street/investment industry noise, by thinking differently about the basic investment tools available to everyone-especially real estate and life insurance-they can create financial security for themselves and their families, with less risk and worry. Readers will be surprised to learn that paying down your mortgage could hurt your chances of creating wealth; that buying a car for cash may cost more than financing it; that most investment advisors over-estimate retirement needs so they can sell you more products; and the biggest cost to wealth-up to 60 percent-is uncaptured interest income, unnecessary interest expense, and failure to manage taxes. Girouard shows how simple, common sense choices can help you reach your money goals sooner and safer, in good times and bad.

Tort Law

Author: Keith N. Hylton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107125322
Release Date: 2016-06-06
Genre: Law

Tort Law: A Modern Perspective is an advanced yet accessible introduction to tort law for lawyers, law students, and others. Reflecting the way tort law is taught today, it explains the cases and legal doctrines commonly found in casebooks using modern ideas about public policy, economics, and philosophy. With an emphasis on policy rationales, Tort Law encourages readers to think critically about the justifications for legal doctrines. Although the topic of torts is specific, the conceptual approach should pay dividends to those who are interested broadly in regulatory policy and the role of law. Incorporating three decades of advancements in tort scholarship, Tort Law is the textbook for modern tort classrooms.

The Creation of the Rule of Law and the Legitimacy of Property Rights

Author: Karla Ruth Hoff
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN:
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Economia en transicion

"How does the lack of legitimacy of property rights affect the dynamics of the creation of the rule of law? The authors investigate the demand for the rule of law in post-Communist economies after privatization under the assumption that theft is possible, that those who have "stolen" assets cannot be fully protected under a change in the legal regime towards rule of law, and that the number of agents with control rights over assets is large. They show that a demand for broadly beneficial legal reform may not emerge because the expectation of weak legal institutions increases the expected relative return to stripping assets, and strippers may gain from a weak and corrupt state. The outcome can be inefficient even from the narrow perspective of the asset-strippers."

Property Rights Consumption and the Market Process

Author: David E. Andersson
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781848444874
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Law

In this book David Emanuel Andersson undertakes the difficult task of reconciling institutional theories of property rights, transaction costs and norms, with Austrian economics, Lancaster s consumer theory, regional economics and evolutionary economics. The result is a success, the connections outlined make sense and convincing illustrative cases are offered. The book should be read by everyone interested in how the challenges to neoclassical equilibrium theory that have emerged since the 1960s are related. Per-Olof Bjuggren, Jönköping University, Sweden Property Rights, Consumption and the Market Process extends property rights theory in new and exciting directions by combining complementary insights from Austrian, institutional and evolutionary economics. Mainstream economics tends to analyse property rights within a static equilibrium framework. In this book David Andersson reformulates property rights theory as an evolutionary theory of the market process. This original work includes many valuable insights and new analysis such as: combining Yoram Barzel s theory of property rights, Ludwig Lachmann s theory of capital, the resource-based view of the firm and the entrepreneurship theories of Frank Knight, Joseph Schumpeter and Israel Kirzner applying Ronald Inglehart s theory of value change to discontinuities in how imitative behaviour influences consumer choice a new distributional perspective on the Hayekian knowledge problem a model of consumer choice that combines lexicographic characteristics and learning processes a methodological approach that considers the perceived causal and evidential utilities of a theory original empirical material (hedonic price functions and case studies) and new areas of application for important computer simulation results. David Andersson s book will be warmly welcomed by heterodox economists and new institutional economists, as well as economists of entrepreneurship studies, regional development and urban planning.

The Philosophical Foundations of Environmental Law

Author: Sean Coyle
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 9781841133591
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Law

Legal regulation of the environment is often construed as a collection of legislated responses to the problems of modern living. Authors conclude, however, that environmental law must be understood as the product of sustained reflection on fundamental moral questions about the relationship between property, rights and nature.

Intellectual Property Rights

Author: Birgitte Andersen
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781847201522
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Law

The book presents an impressive line-up of experts in the increasingly relevant field of law and economics, an area that has particular relevance to the issue of IP rights. . . an excellent collection of cutting-edge research. . . an essential read for those interested in the economic impact of IPRs. . . a highly recommended collection. Andrés Guadamuz, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice Intellectual property policy has been framed too commonly in terms of refining and strengthening legal rights. As intellectual property grows in scope and importance, the limitations of this narrow approach have become all too apparent. This important collection puts the policy problems in proper perspective by assembling the work of leading scholars and researchers who examine intellectual property rights in terms of how they actually work in legal, economic, and institutional contexts. Brian Kahin, University of Michigan and formerly White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, US For a long time we have thought about IPRs as a policy instrument to avoid a "tragedy of commons". The essays collected by Birgitte Andersen show that in the XXI century economy there is another, and so far underestimated, danger: a sort of "tragedy of markets" where every knowledge or cultural expression becomes privatised. This will generate a greater knowledge and culture divide, with an increased corporate dominance. Those who are afraid of the dangers of exclusion and believe that open access to science, technology and culture will lead us in a more intriguing world will find convincing arguments and explanations in this volume. Daniele Archibugi, Italian National Research Council, Italy There is a growing need to understand the role of the regulation of intellectual property rights (IPRs), in order not only to achieve economic performance, growth and sustainable development at corporate, sectoral and global levels, but also to provide a higher quality of life for communities worldwide. Intellectual Property Rights is cutting edge in addressing current debates affecting businesses, industry sectors and society today, and in focusing not only on the enabling welfare effects of IPR systems, but also on some of the possible adverse effects of IPR systems. The main areas covered in the book are: the global commons in an era of corporate dominance and privatisation of the public domain, including science, culture, and healthcare under TRIPS the rationales for IPRs, and the importance of an appropriate design of an IPR regime in achieving its objectives opening the black box of IPR offices and critically reviewing how they affect economic performance in both theory and practice coordinating the institutions (state versus sector institutions, knowledge networks, innovation systems) creating and extracting financial and non-financial value from patents and copyrights. This book challenges the existing mainstream thinking and analytical frameworks dominating the theoretical literature on IPRs within economics, management, politics, law and regulation theory. It is relevant for policymakers, business analysts, industrial and business economists, researchers and students.

Intellectual Property Rights in a Networked World

Author: Richard A. Spinello
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781591405788
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Annotation Intellectual Property Rights in a Networked World: Theory and Practice is a collection of contributions offering fresh perspectives on the scope and future of intellectual property rights. Part 1 consists of a single essay that provides a broad overview of the main themes in intellectual property scholarship. The second section of this book presents several essays that are intended to deepen the reader's understanding of intellectual property theory and show how it can help us to grapple with the proper allocation of property rights in cyberspace.

Calculating the Value of the Union

Author: James L. Huston
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807828041
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

While slavery is often at the heart of debates over the causes of the Civil War, historians are not agreed on precisely what aspect of slavery-with its various social, economic, political, cultural, and moral ramifications-gave rise to the sectional rift.

World Trade Law After Neoliberalism

Author: Andrew Lang
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199592647
Release Date: 2011-09-22
Genre: Business & Economics

It is often argued that there is an inherent tension between international human rights law and the rules of free trade. This book explores the assumptions underlying this debate and argues that we need to reconsider them, focusing more on how expert knowledge and informal relationships shape trade law and its interaction with human rights.

Intellectual Property Law Core Text

Author: Jennifer Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199581429
Release Date: 2012-05-03
Genre: Law

This book provides students with a basic understanding of intellectual property law. Covering the six main areas of patents, copyright, industrial designs, confidential information, unregistered and registered trademarks, it places intellectual property in its wider context.