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The Resource Shamans, software, and spleens : law and the construction of the information society, James Boyle

Shamans, software, and spleens : law and the construction of the information society, James Boyle

Label
Shamans, software, and spleens : law and the construction of the information society
Title
Shamans, software, and spleens
Title remainder
law and the construction of the information society
Statement of responsibility
James Boyle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Who owns your genetic information? Might it be the doctors who, in the course of removing your spleen, decode a few cells and turn them into a patented product? In 1990 the Supreme Court of California said yes, marking another milestone on the information superhighway. This extraordinary case is one of the many that James Boyle takes up in Shamans, Software, and Spleens, a timely look at the infinitely tricky problems posed by the information society. Discussing topics ranging from blackmail and insider trading to artificial intelligence (with good-humored stops in microeconomics, intellectual property, and cultural studies along the way), he has produced a penetrating social theory of the information age. Now more than ever, information is power, and questions about who owns it, who controls it, and who gets to use it carry powerful implications. Boyle finds that our ideas about intellectual property rights rest on the notion of the Romantic author - a notion that Boyle maintains is not only outmoded, but actually counterproductive, restricting debate, slowing innovation, and widening the gap between rich and poor nations. What emerges from this lively discussion is a compelling argument for relaxing the initial protection of authors' works and expanding the concept of the fair use of information
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Boyle, James
Index
index present
LC call number
K1401
LC item number
.B69 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Intellectual property
  • Copyright
  • Authors
  • Information society
Label
Shamans, software, and spleens : law and the construction of the information society, James Boyle
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33408201
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780674805224
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
95042433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Shamans, software, and spleens : law and the construction of the information society, James Boyle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
33408201
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 270 pages
Isbn
9780674805224
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
95042433
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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