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The Public Domain : Enclosing the Commons of the Mind

By: James Boyle

...ly. In the case of drug patents, for example, it is very strong. For lots of low-level business innovation, however, we believe that adequate in- cent... ...about intellec- tual property producing artificial scarcity, high prices, and low quality. They insisted that the benefits of each incremental expansion... ...tal Millennium Copy- right Act, to trademark “anti-dilution” rulings, to the European Database Protection Directive. 18 The old limits to intellectual... ...rangement of data—C’s, G’s, A’s, and T’s. 34 Other challenges are overt: the European Database Protection Directive did (and various proposed bills in... ...s- pass, for an electronic “aggregator” to gather together auction prices or airline fares, so as to give consumers more choice. 40 I would not have t... ... for an electronic “aggregator” to gather together auction prices or airline fares, so as to give consumers more choice. 40 I would not have thought t... ... opinions from the Software Publishers Associa- tion, the Recording Industry Association of America, or the Motion Picture Association of America. Thi... ...rt of the farmers is played by the content companies, the recording industry associations, the movie and software trade groups. Pointing to the threat...

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