A Defense of Intellectual Property Rights
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A Defense of Intellectual Property Rights

Richard A. Spinello and Maria Bottis

Richard A. Spinello and Maria Bottis defend the thesis that intellectual property rights are justified on non-economic grounds. The rationale for this moral justification is primarily inspired by the theory of John Locke. In the process of defending Locke, the authors confront the deconstructionist critique of intellectual property rights and remove the major barriers interfering with a proper understanding of authorial entitlement. The book also familiarizes the reader with the rich historical and legal tradition behind intellectual property protection.
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Appendix: Table of cases

Richard A. Spinello and Maria Bottis


321 Studios v. MGM, 307 F. Supp. 2d 1085 (N.D. Cal. 2004) ACLU v. Reno, 929 F. Supp. 824 (E.D. Pa.) (1996) aff’d Reno v. ACLU, 521 U.S. 844 (1997) Agnes Dit A. Sorel v. Fayard Frères, Tribunal Civil de la Seine, 16 Decembre 1899, D.1900.2.152 Alfred Bell & Co. v. Catalda Fine Arts, Inc., 191 F.2d 99 (2d Cir. 1951) Amazon.com. Inc v. barnesandnoble.com, Inc., 73 F. Supp. 2d (W.D.Wash. 1999), vacated and remanded, 239 F. 3d 1343 (Fed. Cir. 2001) Ansehl v. Puritan Pharmaceutical Company, 61 F. 2d 131 (8th Cir.) (1932). Appellant’s Brief (2001), Universal City Studios v. Corley, 273 F. 3d 429 (2d Cir) (2001) Apple Computer, Inc. v. Franklin Computer Corp., US Court of Appeals, 3rd Cir., 714 F.2d 1240 (1983) Aro Manufacturing Co. v. Convertible Top Replacement Co, 377 U.S. 476, 84 S.Ct. 1526, 12 L.Ed. 457 (1964) Atari Games Corp. v. Nintendo of America, Inc., 975 F.2d 832, 24 USPQ2d 1015 (1992) Aunt Jemima Mills Co v. Rugney & Co, 247 F. 407 (2d Cir. 1917) Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce, 494 U.S. 652 (1990) Autogiro Co. of America v. US, 384 F. 2d 391, 400 (Ct.Cl. 1967) Baker v. Shelden, 101 US 99 (1879) Baltimore Orioles v. Major League Baseball Players Ass’n, 805 F.2d 663 (1986) Basic Books, Inc. v. Kinko’s Graphic Corporation, 758 F. Supp 1522 (S.D.N. Y.) (1991) Belmore v. City Pages Inc., 880 F. Supp. 673 (D. Minn. 1995) Bleistein v. Donaldson Lithographing Co., 188 U.S. 239, 23 S....

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