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Knowledge and innovation in intellectual property : the case of computer program copyright

Dempsey, Gillian


Information economics 1s used to develop a model of technological innovation which is applied to the case of computer program copyright. A critical outline of the neo-classical economic perspective of innovation and Arrow's concerns regarding appropriability of information is provided. This perspective justifies intellectual property institutions as a correction of market failure and as a "reward for invention". The same literature marginalises countervailing arguments including...[Show more]

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Date published: 1998
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d77854173987


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