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Knowledge as Property: Issues in the Moral Grounding of Intellectual Property Rights

Rajshree Chandra


The book is an inquiry into the nature and scope of intellectual property rights (IPRs) using three different approaches: the philosophical, the empirical, and the theoretical. It studies the different justifications usually put forward in favour of protecting rights in intellectual property and shows how such rights come into conflict with other rights in society. The author contends that rights can and should be ‘structured in a lexical order of priority where rights which are linked to survival strategies ought to have enough legal teeth to trump rights which are more in the nature of econo ... More

Keywords: intellectual property rights, rights protection, property rights, survival strategies, economic entitlements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780198065579
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198065579.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rajshree Chandra, author