IT304.8 - IT in the Global Economy AIT Department George...

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IT in the Global Economy AIT Department George Mason University Author: Dr. Anne Marchant
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Intellectual Property Intellectual property (IP) refers to the right of creators, inventors, and authors to claim ownership of their work. This allows them to control distribution and profit from their efforts.
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Innovation GITR 2001-2002: 104: Innovation comes from US, Japan, Canada, Western Europe, Israel, Singapore, Korea, and Taiwan (99% of new patents issued, but only 15% of the world’s population).
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Intellectual Property International Treaties on International Property date back to the 19 th century (Berne Convention Treaty.) The US Constitution provides the legal basis for copyrights and patents. Different cultural views on the ownership of IP creates a barrier to commerce.
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US Constitution United States Constitution, Article 1, Section 8 “The Congress shall have power . .. To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”
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Copyrights Copyrights apply to creative expressions when fixed in a "tangible medium." Facts, ideas, and concepts are not subject to copyright. Copyright specifically protects the right to: duplication derivation attribution and integrity distribution, display or conduct
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Library of Congress Registering a copyright is cheap. www.copyright.gov
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2011 for the course IT 304 taught by Professor Kendal during the Fall '09 term at George Mason.

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