Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property is a book and free download from MIT press:
What might "terminator" seeds, access to medicines, free software, and free culture have to do with one another? Do the global attempts to push back against more intrusive intellectual property laws have a common perspective and theory? This book addresses that question, introducing readers to the emerging politics and ideas of "a2k," and the revolutionary expansion of "intellectual property" that preceded it. The book also is a critical engagement with the ideas and possibilities of A2K, with contributions by some of the leading thinkers in the field (Benkler, Liang, Aigrain, Love, and many others).
Co-editor Amy Kapczynski adds, "An online symposium about the book is ongoing at Concurring Opinions this week - stop by if you have thoughts to add!"
Access to Knowledge in the Age of Intellectual Property
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