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Introduction: Culture and Freedom


Madhavi Sunder


University of California, Davis - School of Law

May 16, 2012

M. Sunder, From Goods to a Good Life: Intellectual Property and Global Justice, Yale University Press, 2012
UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 296

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Most scholarship on intellectual property considers this law from the standpoint of law and economics. Under this conventional wisdom, intellectual property is simply a tool for promoting innovative products, from iPods to R2D2. In this highly original book Madhavi Sunder calls for a richer understanding of intellectual property law’s effects on social and cultural life. Intellectual property does more than incentivize the production of more goods. This law fundamentally affects the ability of citizens to live a good life. Intellectual property law governs the abilities of human beings to make and share culture, and to profit from this enterprise in a global Knowledge economy. This book turns to social and cultural theory to more fully explore the deep connections between cultural production and human freedom.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 23

Keywords: Intellectual Property, International Intellectual Property, Globalization, Law and Development, Law and Culture, Law and Humanities, Property Law

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Date posted: May 17, 2012 ; Last revised: December 11, 2012

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Sunder, Madhavi, Introduction: Culture and Freedom (May 16, 2012). M. Sunder, From Goods to a Good Life: Intellectual Property and Global Justice, Yale University Press, 2012; UC Davis Legal Studies Research Paper No. 296. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2061310 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2061310

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Madhavi Sunder (Contact Author)
University of California, Davis - School of Law ( email )
Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall
Davis, CA 95616-5201
United States
530-752-2896 (Phone)
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