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Shamans, software, and spleens : law and the construction of the information society

Author: James Boyle
Publisher: London [etc.]: Harvard University Press, 1997.
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A study of the problems posed by the information society. Discussing topics ranging from blackmail and insider trading to artificial intelligence and intellectual property, Boyle explores the social  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Boyle
ISBN: 0674805224 9780674805224 0674805232 9780674805231
OCLC Number: 803259637
Description: XVI, 270 s. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface 1. The Information Society 2. Four Puzzles 3. The Public and Private Realms 4. Information Economics 5. Intellectual property and the Liberal State 6. Copyright and the Invention of Authorship 7. Blackmail 8. Insider Trading and the Romantic Entrepreneur 9. Spleens 10. Stereotyping Information and Searching for an Author 11. The International Political Economy of Authorship 12. Private Censors, Transgenic Slavery, and Electronic 13.Indenture 14. Proposals and Objections Conclusion Appendix A. An Afterword on Method Appendix B. The Bellagio Declaration Notes Acknowledgments Index
Responsibility: James Boyle.

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James Boyle's unusually adventurous Shamans, Software and Spleens...examines the ideological and practical issues raised by the figure of the author in contemporary law and legal theory...Boyle's Read more...

 
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