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Creativity without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property

Kate Darling and Aaron Perzanowski (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479841936
eISBN:
9781479822980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841936.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Intellectual property (IP) law is premised on assumptions about creative behavior. Fundamentally, the case for regulation assumes that creators require a legal right to prevent copying, or they will ... More


The Gender Gap in Patents

Sue V. Rosser

in Breaking into the Lab: Engineering Progress for Women in Science

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776452
eISBN:
9780814771525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776452.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores the data that reveal that in all countries, across all sectors and in all fields, the percentage of women obtaining patents is less than their male counterparts and also less ... More


Introduction

Aaron Perzanowski and Kate Darling

in Creativity without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479841936
eISBN:
9781479822980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841936.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This introduction provides the framework for the chapters that follow. It outlines the core assumptions of intellectual property (IP) law:  that creativity cannot thrive without legal rights ... More


Derogatory to Professional Character?: The Evolution of Physician Anti-Patenting Norms

Katherine J. Strandburg

in Creativity without Law: Challenging the Assumptions of Intellectual Property

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479841936
eISBN:
9781479822980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479841936.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Kathy Strandburg looks at the field of medicine, which has a long history of opposition to patents. She tracks the historical evolution of user innovation among physicians, with particular focus on ... More


Democratic Medicine

Elaine G. Breslaw

in Lotions, Potions, Pills, and Magic: Health Care in Early America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814787175
eISBN:
9780814739389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814787175.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the impact of democracy and its attendant economic, political, and cultural changes on American medicine during the second quarter of the nineteenth century. It explains how the ... More


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