What is Intellectual Property Copyright?

Google Books – Redefining the notion of rights to Intellectual Property  August 5, 2012 – 05:34 am
What is Intellectual Property?

I am a Google user. I admire the services they provide for free, ranging from Google Maps, YouTube videos, Google Search and Google Documents. However, every time I read a book online on Google Books, I am not sure if I’m stealing or if it’s OK to watch the movie because it’s there are millions of other people are reading it anyway.

Intellectual Property is defined as “product of a person’s imagination and creativity and the rights of these people to control the use of their products” (University of Melbourne). However, I think Google Book is radically changing the notion of controlling the use of their products. The

I see copyright and patent infringement lawsuits again Google almost every week. The most popular one filed by Association of American Publishers against Google in 2005 (Nussbaum, 2005). I don’t think authors really realize the true benefits of Google Books.

Once the author has put all that effort into writing a book; would it more beneficial for them if they sold five copies and five people read their entire book? I think they will benefit more if Google Books passed their book onto millions of users and then a few thousand bought the book that needed access to the full content. It’ll be a win-win situation.

I think that Google is doing us both the consumers and the producers of information a great service by connecting the two. The production of information and great inventions is not worthy unless the masses can reap their great benefits.

Source: ALC215 Globalisation And The Media

You might also like:

Intellectual Freedom and Learning versus Patent and Copyright (by Stephan Kinsella)
Intellectual Freedom and Learning versus Patent and Copyright (by Stephan Kinsella)
6 Degrees : Patricia Barclay : What is Intellectual Property? : Part 2/20
6 Degrees : Patricia Barclay : What is Intellectual Property? : Part 2/20
Panel Two: Intellectual Property
Panel Two: Intellectual Property

Quotations from the Freedom Crowd

'I never intend to adjust myself to the madness of militarism.'
- Martin Luther King Jr.
'However sugarcoated and ambiguous, every form of authoritarianism must start with a belief in some group's greater right to power, whether that right is justified by sex, race, class, religion, or all four. However far it may expand, the progression inevitably rests on unequal power and airtight...iners, the weavers, the chemists, the carvers, the dyers, the designers, the machinists, where were the hands, the people who made? Out of sight, somewhere else. Behind walls. All the people in all the shops were either buyers or sellers. They had no relation to the things but that of possessions. How was he to know what a goods’ production entailed? How could they expect him to decide if he wan

Interview with Chomsky from India

Chomsky In First Person
In this exclusive interview, Noam Chomsky speaks to V.K. Ramachandran about the 'new war against terrorism', imperialism, the media and the role of intellectuals.
November 15, 2001: there is a break in the North East monsoon, and it is a clear, cool day in Thekkady. Noam Chomsky is on the second day of his first holiday in many years, a five-day break from pu...tle illegitimate authority and expand the domains of freedom and justice? The task, then, is not to 'speak truth' to the king, or even to the king's subjects, but to learn from them, to contribute what we can, and to participate with them in common struggle for values we discover and uphold. It seems to me that those are the directions in which responsibilities of intellectuals should be sought.

The Reagan Doctrine: Third World Rollback

The Reagan Doctrine:
Third World Rollback
from the book
ROLLBACK
Right-wing Power in U.S. Foreign Policy
by Thomas Bodenheimer and Robert Gould
South End Press, 1989
Nowhere is rollback more evident than in U.S. policy toward the Third World. Third World rollback has come to be named the Reagan Doctrine. However, it is inaccurate to attribute this Doctr...ts became standardized for the Third World. In the case of nations to be rolled back (e.g., Nicaragua), governments were called terrorist and the insurgents were labeled democratic.
In the case of countries to be supported against 'communist' insurgencies (e.g., El Salvador and the Philippines), the governments were called democratic and the insurgents were labeled terrorists.
*****

The Reagan Regime in all its ugly, damned ugly splendor

The Reagan Doctrine:
Third World Rollback
from the book
ROLLBACK
Right-wing Power in U.S. Foreign Policy
by Thomas Bodenheimer and Robert Gould
South End Press, 1989
Nowhere is rollback more evident than in U.S. policy toward the Third World. Third World rollback has come to be named the Reagan Doctrine.
However, it is inaccurate to attribute thi...interests became standardized for the Third World. In the case of nations to be rolled back (e.g., Nicaragua), governments were called terrorist and the insurgents were labeled democratic. In the case of countries to be supported against 'communist' insurgencies (e.g., El Salvador and the Philippines), the governments were called democratic and the insurgents were labeled terrorists.
*****

Chipworks Brings Patent Licensing Experts to IP Business Congress  — Manufacturing Digital
Chipworks invites delegates to stop by their exhibit booth (#12) at IPBC to discuss ways in which the Company's patent evaluation and infringement analysis services can help strengthen semiconductor, systems, and software patent licensing positions.

Memjet Appoints Chief Patent Counsel  — MarketWatch
"Ben's deep experience in global patent evaluation, filing and maintenance will serve us well as we accelerate our growth and support our OEM customers in the commercialization of Memjet technologies." Memjet assumed control of its intellectual …

Intellectual Properties, Copyright Laws and Branding
Intellectual Properties, Copyright Laws and Branding
Wikimania 2011 - 1st Day - Wiki Academy: Copyright and Intellectual Property
Wikimania 2011 - 1st Day - Wiki Academy: Copyright and Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property with Eric Hanscom - Copyrights
Intellectual Property with Eric Hanscom - Copyrights
Intellectual property Understanding Patent, copyright and trademark
Intellectual property Understanding Patent, copyright and trademark

Related posts:

  1. What is Intellectual Property Right Law?
  2. What is Intellectual Property Law and copyright?
  3. What is Intellectual Property and Copyright?