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Rob Arent and Ted Heitzman INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY.

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1 Rob Arent and Ted Heitzman INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

2 Copyrights (Artistic works) Patents (Industrial Property, inventions)

3 PHARMACEUTICAL IP Help the greatest number of people Utilitarianism Molecules and formulas need protection Recoup R & D costs

4 NO INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION? Music Movies Books Software Inventions Medicine

5 HOLLYWOOD V. HOME ENTERTAINMENT Universal v. Sony Betamax VHS/DVD/Blu Ray Office Space: Budget: $10 mil Box Office Gross: $10.8 mil VHS/DVD sales: $6 mil

6 UTILITARIANISM What effect does copying have on happiness? IP owner People copying

7 COPYING ETHICS Categorical Imperative Copiers get “something for nothing” It doesn’t decrease the use and enjoyment any other person gets from their copy

8 MONEY IS POWER Disney Apple

9 BREAKDOWN OF MODERN INTERPRETATION OF IP PROTECTION Monsanto RIAA/MPAA

10 OPPORTUNISTIC LITIGATION Patent trolls Sample trolls Rumblefish Cybersquatting

11 SOFTWARE Patentable FOSS

12 INTERNATIONAL PIRACY How does IP protection differ outside the US? Counterfeiting Software Piracy rates (2006) China: 82% Russia: 80% US: 21%

13 DRM AND DMCA Digital Rights Management Copy protection software Digital Millennium Copyright Act Anti-circumvention of DRM Fair Use


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