Libertarian views on intellectual property law

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Davis, Dennis en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Soepboer, Mick en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-30T18:09:51Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-30T18:09:51Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Soepboer, M. 2009. Libertarian views on intellectual property law. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4557
dc.description.abstract During the elections for the European Parliament in June 2009, an unknown party in Sweden turned out to be very successful. The Pirate Party, campaigning for patents to be scrapped and copyright to last just five years instead of 70, received 7% of the votes in the Scandinavian country, giving the party the right to a seat in the Parliament in Brussels. These modern day pirates are most successful in Sweden, but similar parties exist in the United States and a number of European countries as well. In modern society, copyrights, patents, and other forms of intellectual property play a bigger role in normal life than they did one or two decades ago. This development makes people more aware of all the effects of intellectual property theory and policy cause. It also brings up the discussion concerning whether the original goals of the policies are still being pursued properly. Is the chosen path in IP law still a valid one in this digital age or is it time to rethink the structure? en_ZA
dc.subject.other Commercial Law en_ZA
dc.title Libertarian views on intellectual property law en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Law en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Commercial Law en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname LLM en_ZA
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