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dc.contributor.authorBreakey, Hughen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:19:26Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:19:26Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-06-07T06:56:24Z
dc.identifier.issn1364906Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/38920
dc.description.abstractIn recent years the concept of "user's rights" has gained considerable currency in discussions of the limits of intellectual property in general, and of copyright in particular. Those arguing in favour of the public domain and increased limitations on copyright have increasingly sought to fight fire with fire-to place substantive user's rights against the claims of intellectual property. User's rights have in some jurisdictions received explicit Supreme Court imprimatur and they are expressly recognised in charters of human rights. Yet there is a residual uncertainty about the appropriateness of this language. Is it correct, as a general conceptual and normative matter, to speak of the broad liberties citizens have regarding access to ideas and information as rights? The few treatments dealing directly with this question have argued-often from a Hohfeldian footing-that ascriptions of user's rights are inappropriate. Even commentators largely sympathetic to the public domain have found themselves drawn to this conclusion. In this article, I vindicate the general applicability of rights language by arguing that these deflationary accounts are mistaken-and are mistaken even in terms of the theories of rights they themselves deploy.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherSweet and Maxwellen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdomen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/Catalogue/ProductDetails.aspx?recordid=380&productid=6791en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom312en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto323en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue3en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalIntellectual Property Quarterlyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume2010en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIntellectual Property Lawen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode180115en_US
dc.titleUser's Rights and the Public Domainen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
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gro.date.issued2010
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