IPQ) for this year features "The Centrality of Architecture in Copyright Law" by the University of Exeter's James G. H. Griffin -- the architecture in question being that of Lessig rather than Wren or Palladio: "the way the world is, or the way specific aspects of it are". Indeed ...
here at no cost). Joost, who is Research Fellow, Research Group Arts & Economics at the Utrecht School of the Arts, explains,
"I just became aware of your interesting blog 1709. Three centuries after this event my co-author and I analyse that it is time to get rid of this tool called copyright. As mentioned in the title of the book, we should also reduce the size of cultural conglomerates that dominate markets substantially, by using revitalised anti trust policies. It does not make sense to approach the question of IP rights isolated from the question whether markets are level playing fields or not. What Queen Anne did [in 1709] was to avoid that book markets would be level playing fields. Now, it's time to reverse this trend".Not content with abolishing copyright, the authors dismantle patents too. For those who enjoy vigorous assertion, provocative claims, enthusiastic generalisations and a perspective based largely on the writings of some distinguished radical academic commentators on intellectual property, this is a must-read document.
here on the jiplp weblog. This decision expanded the scope of authorship under Singapore's copyright law, holding that there is nothing in principle to prevent an incorporated body being deemed the author of a copyright protected work.