Chapter 1: Introduction
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In the current technological, social and political climate, improving intellectual property law is almost inevitably a “global project.” Intangible goods cross borders with ease, free trade deals and the internet have facilitated the creation of transnational markets, and technological advance has made it easier to exploit and to copy intellectual content. This book, through its range of both authors and topics alone, demonstrates the truth of those propositions. Scholars and policymakers disagree widely as to the changes in law, institutions, and governance mechanisms that would improve intellectual property law. But what does it mean to improve intellectual property “globally”? This book discusses the national and international possibilities of reform that are contribute to answering that question.