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Challenges in Public and Private Domain Will Shape the Future of Intellectual Property
The Law of the Future and the Future of Law, Volume II (2012)
  • Severin de Wit, Maastricht University
Abstract
Market failures, troubled access to medicine, impediments to free flow of information, copyright overextension, digital right protection, overkill and patents stifling rather than stimulating innovation are just a few of the disparaging themes around intellectual property. The main drives behind changes in IPR systems are growing discontent with the right to exclude, which is essential to most IPR systems, the diversity of IP policies between the West and the Developing countries, as well as digitalisation of information. The future of IPR will be shaped more by its users than by international IP legislative init iatives. This think piece explores the main drives behind a growing critical view on intellectual property and how the law can change so as to restore confidence in the workings of intellectual property systems.
Publication Date
Winter September 1, 2012
Editor
Sam Muller, Stavros Zouridis, Morly Frishman and Laura Kistemaker (editors)
Publisher
Torkel Opsahl Academic EPublisher, The Hague (Netherlands)
Series
Law of the Future
ISBN
978-82-93081-80-7
Citation Information
Severin de Wit. "Challenges in Public and Private Domain Will Shape the Future of Intellectual Property" The Law of the Future and the Future of Law, Volume II 2012.part II (2012): 323-336.