Wednesday November 7 , 2012
Week 9 Preparation Notes
Tavani Chapter 5 Intellectual Property Section 5.1 and 5.5
*Sveiby, Intellectual Capital
*Buckman’s Laboratories - case
Canadian Government Site on Intellectual
Read Tavani, Section 5.1 and 5.5 on Intellectual Property and consider
the following questions:
1. What is property?
Property is originally referred to land but it not includes objects that an
individual can own such as car, clothing or stamp collection.
2. How has our concept of property changed with intellectual property?
Our concept has changed since there is no limitation to the number of
intellectual property that one can own. MS Word can be copied
multiple times but a land can only have 1 sole owner. There must be
some sort of laws that protect intellectual property of owners. Now that
people have some up with great ideas and inventions like MS Word,
their ideas and knowledge must be protected so that it stays creative
and original and not being copied multiple times because then the
originality is gone.
3. What are the three main arguments for protecting property?
We should protect property so that individuals can have the right to
claim the labour they p