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University of Toronto Scarborough
International Studies
Leslie Chan

ISTB01 November 22, 2010 Office Hours: Mon 2-4 Tues 9-4 BV448 Final exam is cumulative!! INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND CULTURAL PRODUCTION How we can look at copyright today: A clash between the “industrial” and the “networked information society”? Quote from Liang: Commons-based approach. Doing things for free; free music. They get to know you, a form of advertising/promoting popularity and make a reputation for themselves. Reputation in this increasingly digital world is a very valid form of “currency”; has value. Build credibility “Linked In” – professional tool for people to get reputation. Key Issues What are Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs)? What are the relations between IPRs and the “knowledge economy”? How do IPRs differ from other kinds of rights? What are the impacts of new technologies on IPR? What are the major trends in global IPR development What roles do WIIP and WTO play? How do IPR relate to “Indigenous knowledge” and “biopiracy” What are the implications for Developing Countries What is “property”? What is the difference between conventional property and “intellectual” property? Indenture labour -> a side of labour Human trafficking. Bought their contracts. Modern form of slavery Conventional property: car, house, etc. Notion of property is dependent on sociological factors: religion, etc. Commodity Private Good  Paid for by yourself; can share with others. Not publicly available for everyone to use Public Good  Roads paid for by taxes; except for 407  Water; water is free except for costs for purification and infrastructure Public Domain  Romeo & Juliet is – copyright no longer applies (70 years). Things that are no longer under copyright are free to use and no royalties need to be collected.  Richest source of creativity and economic well-being The Commons U.S. – so dependent on intellectual property as a source of income, therefore they find it crucial for copyright laws to be applied for as long as “life + 70 years” What is Intellectual Property Rights Creations of the mind
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