The Essential Guide to Intellectual Property Aram Sinnreich

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
09 Jul 2019
ISBN:
9780300214420
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
304 pages: 210 x 140 x 19mm
Illustrations:
20 b-w illus.

A broad introduction to the changing roles of intellectual property within society

Intellectual property is one of the most confusing—and widely used—dimensions of the law. By granting exclusive rights to publish, manufacture, copy, or distribute information and technology, IP laws shape our cultures, our industries, and our politics in countless ways, with consequences for everyone, including artists, inventors, entrepreneurs, and citizens at large. In this engaging, accessible study, Aram Sinnreich uncovers what’s behind current debates and what the future holds for copyrights, patents, and trademarks.

Aram Sinnreich is associate professor and chair of communication studies at American University. His previous publications include The Piracy Crusade and Mashed Up.