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dc.contributor.authorBreakey, H
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T15:02:51Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T15:02:51Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.modified2013-02-18T23:48:15Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-4094-4711-5
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/49184
dc.description.abstractConsidering the steady increase in intellectual property rights in the last century, does it make sense to speak of 'user's rights' and can limitations on intellectual liberty be justified from a rights-based perspective? This book philosophically defends the importance of the public domain and user's rights through the use of natural-rights thought. Utilizing primarily the work of John Locke, it contends that considerations of natural justice and human freedom impose powerful constraints on the proper reach and substance of intellectual property rights, especially copyright. It investigates both the internal and external natural-rights constraints on intellectual property, and argues in particular for the importance to human freedom of the right to intellectual liberty - the right to inform one's actions by learning about the world. It concludes that respect for fundamental freedom-based interests require a balanced approach to the scope, strength and duration of intellectual property rights.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAshgate
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&calcTitle=1&title_id=11866&edition_id=12237
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchIntellectual property law
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman rights and justice issues (excl. law)
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEthical theory
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode480603
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode500104
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode500306
dc.titleIntellectual Liberty: Natural Rights and Intellectual Property
dc.typeBook
dc.type.descriptionA1 - Books
dc.type.codeA - Books
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Law
gro.date.issued2012
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBreakey, Hugh E.


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