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A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects
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A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects

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Claudy Op den Kamp, Dan Hunter, Hee-Kyoung Spiritas Cho, Stefania Fusco, Andrea Wallace, Jane C. Ginsburg, Michael Punt, Amanda Scardamaglia, Adam Mossoff, Lionel Bently, Peter Jaszi, Kara W. Swanson, Christopher Beauchamp, Stef van Gompel, Megan Richardson, Jessica Lake, Peter Decherney, Ronan Deazley, Maurizio Borghi, Dev S. Gangjee, Stina Teilmann-Lock, Brad Sherman, Stuart Kells, Marianne Dahlén, Catherine Bond, Beth Webster, Melanie Brown, Jessica Silbey, Jeroen Scharroo, Jeannie Suk Gersen, Julian Thomas, Greg Lastowka, Jacob Gersen, C. Scott Hemphill, Brian L. Frye, Robin Wright, Jason Bainbridge, Jake Goldenfein, Michael J. Madison, Tom Spurling, Stavroula Karapapa, Megan M. Carpenter, Dinusha Mendis, Matthew David, Jonathan Zittrain, Terry Healy, Graham Dutfield, Mitchell Adams, Marie Hadley, Primavera De Filippi
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  • Date Published: June 2019
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108420013

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  • What do the Mona Lisa, the light bulb, and a Lego brick have in common? The answer - intellectual property (IP) - may be surprising, because IP laws are all about us, but go mostly unrecognized. They are complicated and arcane, and few people understand why they should care about copyright, patents, and trademarks. In this lustrous collection, Claudy Op den Kamp and Dan Hunter have brought together a group of contributors - drawn from around the globe in fields including law, history, sociology, science and technology, media, and even horticulture - to tell a history of IP in 50 objects. These objects not only demonstrate the significance of the IP system, but also show how IP has developed and how it has influenced history. Each object is at the core of a story that will be appreciated by anyone interested in how great innovations offer a unique window into our past, present, and future.

    • Proposes an interdisciplinary view of intellectual property that will appeal to not only to lawyers or legal scholars, but a wide range of readers
    • Translates complex ideas of intellectual property into relatively lay language
    • Utilizes an innovative approach in telling stories through objects, which engages those relatively new to the topic as well as those who are well-versed in the topic
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'If you gave someone just a list of the eclectic objects in this book and asked ‘what have these got in common?’ they would be utterly stumped. But not if you gave them also this delicious book. What an original idea to show how intellectual property ideas and laws have been the bedrock upon which so much human creativity has been built over the centuries and around the world. And how well that idea has been executed here.' Robin Jacob, former judge in the Court of Appeal of England and Wales and author of IP and Other Things

    'Wow, what a book …! This is a brilliantly conceived trick to teach a deep understanding of a complex idea through the most tangible and compelling collection of things. The things pull you through; the ideas carry you away. IP shown, not told.' Lawrence Lessig, Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard University, Massachusetts and author of Free Culture, The Future of Ideas and Remix

    'Finally, a history of this expanding and increasingly technical body of law that is accessible - inviting - not just to legal scholars but to the curious general reader, including the growing number of faculty across the arts and sciences eager to include intellectual property theory in their courses. The collection’s novel approach, which is to tell the life stories of 50 objects from the mundane to the extraordinary, fosters attention to the rich social and commercial as well as more narrowly legal milieus in which the objects were born, developed and, in some cases, ‘died’.' Martha Woodmansee, Case Western Reserve University, Ohio and author of The Author, Art, and the Market and The Construction of Authorship

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2019
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108420013
    • length: 440 pages
    • dimensions: 261 x 184 x 38 mm
    • weight: 1.89kg
    • contains: 353 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction: Of People, Places, and Parlance Claudy Op den Kamp and Dan Hunter
    Objects: Part II. The Pre-Modern Period:
    1. Goryeo celadon Hee-Kyoung Spiritas Cho
    2. Murano glass vase Stefania Fusco
    3. Mona Lisa Andrea Wallace
    4. Tempesta map of Rome Jane C. Ginsburg
    Part III. The Age of Invention:
    5. Hogarth engraving Michael Punt
    6. Lithograph Amanda Scardamaglia
    7. Morse telegraph Adam Mossoff
    8. Singer sewing machine Lionel Bently
    9. Uncle Tom's Cabin Peter Jaszi
    10. Corset Kara W. Swanson
    11. A. G. Bell telephone Christopher Beauchamp
    12. Light bulb Stef van Gompel
    13. Oscar Wilde portrait Megan Richardson
    14. Kodak camera Jessica Lake
    15. Kinetoscope Peter Decherney
    16. Deerstalker hat Ronan Deazley
    17. Paper print Claudy Op den Kamp
    Part IV. Modern Times:
    18. Player piano roll Maurizio Borghi
    19. Champagne Dev S. Gangjee
    20. Steamboat Willie Peter Decherney
    21. PH-lamp Stina Teilmann-Lock
    22. Climbing rose Brad Sherman
    23. Penguin paperback Stuart Kells
    24. Ferragamo Wedge Marianne Dahlén
    25. Aspirin pill Catherine Bond
    Part V. The Consumption Age:
    26. Bell transistor Beth Webster
    27. Oral contraceptive pill Melanie Brown
    28. Photocopier Jessica Silbey
    29. Elstar Apple Jeroen Scharroo
    30. Chanel 2.55 Jeannie Suk Gersen
    31. Lego brick Dan Hunter and Julian Thomas
    32. Barbie doll Dan Hunter and Greg Lastowka
    33. Coca-Cola bottle Jacob Gersen and C. Scott Hemphill
    34. Zapruder film Brian L. Frye
    35. Audiotape cassette Robin Wright
    36. Action figure Jason Bainbridge
    37. RAM-chip Jake Goldenfein
    38. Football Michael J. Madison
    Part VI. The Digital Now:
    39. Polymer banknote Tom Spurling
    40. Post-it note Stavroula Karapapa
    41. Betamax Julian Thomas
    42. Escalator Megan M. Carpenter
    43. 3D printer Dinusha Mendis
    44. CD Matthew David
    45. Internet Jonathan Zittrain
    46. Wi-fi router Terry Healy
    47. Viagra pill Graham Dutfield
    48. Qantas skybed Mitchell Adams
    49. Mike Tyson tattoo Marie Hadley
    50. Bitcoin Primavera De Filippi.

  • Editors

    Claudy Op den Kamp, Bournemouth University
    Claudy Op den Kamp is Senior Lecturer in Film and faculty member at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management (CIPPM) at Bournemouth University and Adjunct Research Fellow at Swinburne Law School, Australia. She has previously worked as Haghefilm Conservation's Account Manager, as a Film Restoration Project Leader at the Nederlands Filmmuseum, and as a senior research assistant in the film restoration research project DIASTOR at the Department of Film Studies at the Universität Zürich. Her monograph, The Greatest Films Never Seen: The Film Archive and the Copyright Smokescreen, was published in 2017.

    Dan Hunter, Swinburne Law School, Australia
    Dan Hunter is the founding dean of Swinburne Law School, Australia. He is an international expert in internet law, intellectual property, and artificial intelligence models of law. He has previously held positions at QUT Law School, New York Law School, Melbourne Law School, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and University of Cambridge. He is author of Intellectual Property (2012) and co-author of For The Win: How Game Thinking Can Revolutionize Your Business (2012).

    Contributors

    Claudy Op den Kamp, Dan Hunter, Hee-Kyoung Spiritas Cho, Stefania Fusco, Andrea Wallace, Jane C. Ginsburg, Michael Punt, Amanda Scardamaglia, Adam Mossoff, Lionel Bently, Peter Jaszi, Kara W. Swanson, Christopher Beauchamp, Stef van Gompel, Megan Richardson, Jessica Lake, Peter Decherney, Ronan Deazley, Maurizio Borghi, Dev S. Gangjee, Stina Teilmann-Lock, Brad Sherman, Stuart Kells, Marianne Dahlén, Catherine Bond, Beth Webster, Melanie Brown, Jessica Silbey, Jeroen Scharroo, Jeannie Suk Gersen, Julian Thomas, Greg Lastowka, Jacob Gersen, C. Scott Hemphill, Brian L. Frye, Robin Wright, Jason Bainbridge, Jake Goldenfein, Michael J. Madison, Tom Spurling, Stavroula Karapapa, Megan M. Carpenter, Dinusha Mendis, Matthew David, Jonathan Zittrain, Terry Healy, Graham Dutfield, Mitchell Adams, Marie Hadley, Primavera De Filippi

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