Law Publications

Title

The Confidentiality of Seclusion: Studying Information Flows to Test Intellectual Property Paradigms

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2014

Publisher

Irwin Law

Place of Publication

Toronto, Canada

First Page

72

Last Page

94

Abstract

Over the past two decades, globalization, digitization, and the rise of the Internet have each contributed to a new prominence for intellectual property law in public policy debates around the world. Questions about how intellectual property is controlled, licensed, used, and reused are all part of a growing public discourse that now engages far more than an elite cadre of lawyers. Because intellectual property law now trenches so deeply on issues of economics, culture, health, commerce, creativity, and intellectual freedom, it is no surprise that there is also a burgeoning literature on intellectual property issues that comes, not just from legal academics or lawyers, but from those trained in other disciplines. In the spring of 2012, the Centre for Law, Technology, and Society at the University of Ottawa hosted a workshop that sought to bring together academics from different disciplines interested in intellectual property law in order to stimulate discussion across disciplines, to encourage the development of collaborative efforts, and to produce a body of research that explores intellectual property law issues from explicitly interdisciplinary perspectives. The collection of papers in this book is the product of this workshop.

Notes

Published as a chapter in: Courtney Doagoo et al (Ed.) Intellectual Property for the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Approaches