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To steal a book is an elegant offense : intellectual property law in Chinese civilization

Author: William P Alford
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1995.
Series: Studies in East Asian law.
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This study examines the law of intellectual property in China from imperial times to the present. It draws on history, politics, economics, sociology, and the arts, and on interviews with officials, business people, lawyers, and perpetrators and victims of "piracy." The author asks why the Chinese, with their early bounty of scientific and artistic creations, are only now devising legal protection for such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William P Alford
ISBN: 0804722706 9780804722704 9780804729604 0804729603
OCLC Number: 30318594
Description: ix, 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Don't Stop Thinking About ... Yesterday: Why There Was No Indigenous Counterpart to Intellectual Property Law in Imperial China --
3. Learning the Law at Gunpoint: The Turn-of-the-Century Introduction of Western Notions of Intellectual Property --
4. Squaring Circles: Intellectual Property Law with Chinese Characteristics for a Socialist Commodity Economy --
5. As Pirates Become Proprietors: Changing Approaches Toward Intellectual Property on Taiwan --
6. No Mickey Mouse Matter: U.S. Policy on Intellectual Property in Chinese Society.
Series Title: Studies in East Asian law.
Responsibility: William P. Alford.
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