Controlling Voices: Intellectual Property, Humanistic Studies, and the Internet

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Protective Control for
Intellectual Products
Intellectual property is such an all-encompassing area of the law because the influences of contract law, agency and partnership, constitutional law, and other areas make understanding difficult; studying the law may be daunting. Regardless, instructors, students, and nonacademic workplace creators need to be aware of the kinds of protection available for intellectual products in order to make choices that are most appropriate for the products they create, given the protection these choices provide. This chapter is an attempt to make some of the complicated aspects of intellectual property law clear; the often intermingled treatments of intellectual property issues are separated into categories to provide an overview of the kinds of protections that the law allows.Intellectual products differ in their character and form and thus fall under differing categories of legal protection. Among the many categories of protection available to creators, the following are most useful to educators:
trademarks, reputation, and goodwill;
trade secret;
patents;
copyright.

Although legal analysts who specialize in intellectual property law also include categories such as mask works, character trademark and sponsorships, utility models, industrial design and design patents, invention

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Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Controlling Voices *
  • Introduction 1
  • Part One - The Law 25
  • 1 - Protective Control for Intellectual Products 27
  • 2 - Copyrights and Duties 35
  • 3 - Fair Use, Access, and Cultural Construction 59
  • 4 - Law and Policy: the Balance in Cyberspace 77
  • Part Two - Ideology and Power 85
  • 5 - Controlling Construction: the Internet, Law, and Humanistic Studies 87
  • 6 - Controlling Ideologies: the Internet, Law, and Humanistic Studies 112
  • 7 - The New Millennium and Controlling Voices 129
  • Notes 157
  • Works Cited 159
  • Index 167
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