IP rights and privacy

IP rights and privacy - Intellectual Property (IP) Rights...

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Prof. Mike Zack MISM 2301 Intellectual Property (IP) Rights
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Prof. Mike Zack MISM 2301 The IP Issue Private ownership and control of I/P vs. the public interest Private interest = incentive to create, share, and commercialize ideas and talents Public interest = society’s need for open access to ideas Need to share knowledge to advance knowledge
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Prof. Mike Zack MISM 2301 Traditional I/P law: Copyrights Balances public and private interests Giving protection to creator facilitates public access Fair Use Doctrine: Respects society’s need for access to accumulated I/P Assumes that existing technologies create a natural barrier to gross violations Cost to copy is high Quality degrades with each copy
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Prof. Mike Zack MISM 2301 But new technologies have changed things… Created to maximize information flow, not secrecy Makes reproduction easier, cheaper, faster, perfect Makes distribution easier, cheaper, faster, broader Reduces control by creator P2P: “democratizes” distribution Enable easy violation among casual publishers
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Prof. Mike Zack
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2012 for the course MISM 1201 taught by Professor M during the Spring '12 term at Northeastern.

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