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Intellectual Property and the Information Ecosystem by Peter K. Yu :: SSRN
"This short essay proceeds in two parts. The first part examines the controversy surrounding the use of the term intellectual property. It discusses the common criticisms of the term's usage, including those articulated by Richard Stallman. It also challenges the myth that intellectual property did not acquire any property attributes until the establishment of the World Intellectual Property Organization. The essay suggests that the term may remain in common usage despite its uneasy analogy to real property, and a more nuanced understanding of property law may alleviate some of the problems caused by using the term. The second part focuses on the need for a new conceptual framework to reframe the intellectual property debate. This part articulates three reasons why the information ecosystem would provide such a framework. First, it reminds policymakers and commentators of the problems of the current bipolar intellectual property debate. Second, it highlights the different components of the intellectual property system and the interactions among these components. Third, it underscores the need to take a holistic perspective and consider intellectual property laws and policies as one of the many components of a larger information ecosystem."
intellectual-property  ecosystems  property  law 
september 2014 by tsuomela
Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom — Pro-commerce ∙ Pro-competition ∙ Anti-monopoly
The Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (C4SIF) is dedicated to building public awareness of the manner in which laws and policies impede innovation, creativity, communication, learning, knowledge, emulation, and information sharing. We are for property rights, free markets, competition, commerce, cooperation, and the voluntary sharing of knowledge, and oppose laws that systematically impede or hamper innovation, especially those enforced in the name of defending "intellectual property," such as patent and copyright
intellectual-property  freedom  copyright  property  innovation  law  legal 
july 2011 by tsuomela
Innovation Isn’t a Matter of Left or Right - NYTimes.com
Steven Johnson responds to the question: "Are you a communist?"

In my research, I analyzed 300 of the most influential innovations in science, commerce and technology — from the discovery of vacuums to the vacuum tube to the vacuum cleaner — and put the innovators of each breakthrough into one of four quadrants. First, there is the classic solo entrepreneur, protecting innovations in order to benefit from them financially; then the amateur individual, exploring and inventing for the love of it. Then there are the private corporations collaborating on ideas while simultaneously competing with one another. And then there is what I call the “fourth quadrant”: the space of collaborative, nonproprietary innovation, exemplified in recent years by the Internet and the Web, two groundbreaking innovations not owned by anyone.
...the fourth quadrant turns out to have generated more world-changing ideas than the competitive sphere of the marketplace.
innovation  creativity  politics  ideology  markets  collaboration  property  intellectual-property  communism 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Switchboard, from NRDC :: Kaid Benfield's Blog :: Major real estate report: shift to urban living is “fundamental,” outer suburbs may “lack staying power”
"Next-generation projects will ori­ent to infill, urbanizing suburbs, and transit-oriented develop­ment. Smaller housing units-close to mass transit, work, and 24-hour amenities-gain favor over large houses on big lots at the suburban edge. People will continue to seek greater convenience and want to reduce energy expenses. Shorter commutes and smaller heating bills make up for higher infill real estate costs."
real-estate  property  urban  development  future  business 
november 2009 by tsuomela
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travel  work  caretaker  property 
july 2009 by tsuomela
Hernando de Soto Says Toxic Assets Emerged From a Shadow Economy - WSJ.com
These derivatives are the root of the credit crunch. Why? Unlike all other property paper, derivatives are not required by law to be recorded, continually tracked and tied to the assets they represent.
economics  property  wealth  money  bailout  transparency  regulation  law 
march 2009 by tsuomela
The Human Meaning of Property | Front Porch Republic
Speculates on the human need for property in making the self, references Simone Weil, Richad M. Weaver
property  philosophy  meaning  metaphor  ethics  human-activity  rights  rhetoric  self-definition 
march 2009 by tsuomela
Common Theft
a socialist take on enclosure
commons  enclosure  property  history 
june 2008 by tsuomela

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