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Intellectual Property

Michael Spence


This text examines the ethical issues and debates surrounding intellectual property law and focuses on three aspects of the major intellectual property regimes: subject matter; the allocation of the first ownership of rights; and the scope of protection.

Keywords: intellectual property law, subject matter, first ownership of rights, scope of protection

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780198765011
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765011.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Spence, author
Head of the Social Sciences Division of the University of Oxford, Fellow and Tutor in Law at St Catherine's College Oxford, and CUF Lecturer at the University of Oxford