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Against Intellectual Monopoly
Against Intellectual Monopoly Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine 0521127262 9780521127264 Intellectual property - patents and copyrights - have become controversial. We witness teenagers being sued for pirating music - and we observe AIDS patients in A
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Against Intellectual Monopoly by Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine

Intellectual property - patents and copyrights - have become controversial. We witness teenagers being sued for pirating music - and we observe AIDS patients in Africa dying due to lack of ability to pay for drugs that are high priced to satisfy patent holders. Are patents and copyrights essential to thriving creation and innovation - do we need them so that we all may enjoy fine music and good health? Across time and space the resounding answer is: No. So-called intellectual property is in fact an intellectual monopoly that hinders rather than helps the competitive free market regime that has delivered wealth and innovation to our doorsteps. This book has broad coverage of both copyrights and patents and is designed for a general audience, focusing on simple examples. The authors conclude that the only sensible policy to follow is to eliminate the patents and copyright systems as they currently exist.

Author: Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Publication Date: 2010-01-25

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Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine (Edition: 1) Paperback