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The Resource Hot property : the stealing of ideas in an age of globalization, Pat Choate

Hot property : the stealing of ideas in an age of globalization, Pat Choate

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Hot property : the stealing of ideas in an age of globalization
Title
Hot property
Title remainder
the stealing of ideas in an age of globalization
Statement of responsibility
Pat Choate
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The author of the best-selling Agents of Influence provides a thought-provoking study of the economic repercussions of intellectual property theft, interweaving the stories of the great inventors of the past with America's evolution from an agricultural society into a technological, industrial, and scientific superpower. The problem of pirating and counterfeiting has grown from small-scale imitations of Levi's jeans and Zippo lighters to a phenomenon that costs the United States an estimated $200 billion dollars per year. Pirated DVDs, computer software, designer clothes, and machinery flood global markets, inflicting heavy losses on U.S. businesses, while counterfeit medicines, auto and aircraft parts, and baby formula regularly cause fatalities around the world. The theft of artistic and scientific creation is draining our economy. It is the great economic crime of the twenty-first century. Pat Choate, the author of the best-selling Agents of Influence, examines the roots of conflicts over intellectual property and how the establishment of patent and copyright protections helped propel the American economy. He interweaves the stories of Eli Whitney, Alexander Graham Bell, and Thomas Edison to illustrate how the United States transformed itself from a largely agricultural society into a manufacturing, scientific, and technological superpower, giving rise to further copyright and patent protection laws. He traces the emergence of Germany, Japan, and China as rivals to American primacy through copying, counterfeiting, and under pricing American products and media. He reveals the shockingly meager effectiveness of current efforts to defend American businesses, inventors, and artists from corporate espionage. And he sounds a powerfully convincing warning that the general indifference of our government toward the security of American intellectual property is already affecting job security and the economy in general (an estimated $24 billion is lost each year to pirated films, music recordings, books, and other merchandise in China alone). Hot Property is an impassioned, clear-eyed, and sound assessment of one of the most serious problems facing the American economy today, certain to be one of the most widely discussed books of the year
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DLC
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Choate, Pat
Dewey number
346.7304/8
Index
index present
LC call number
K1401
LC item number
.C48575 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Intellectual property
  • Intellectual property
  • Propriété intellectuelle
  • Propriété intellectuelle
  • Intellectual property
  • Intellectual property
  • United States
  • Propiedad intelectual
  • Propiedad intelectual
Label
Hot property : the stealing of ideas in an age of globalization, Pat Choate
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: My fake Rolex -- pt. I: The American experience. The golden covenant ; The American system ; A world of pirates -- pt. II: The business of nations. The German method ; Japan's way ; China rising -- pt. III: National and global enforcement. Evolving enforcement ; A global solution ; The patent battle ; The copyright wars
Control code
ocm56809538
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780375402128
Lccn
2004059440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780375402128
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56809538
  • (OCoLC)56809538
Label
Hot property : the stealing of ideas in an age of globalization, Pat Choate
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: My fake Rolex -- pt. I: The American experience. The golden covenant ; The American system ; A world of pirates -- pt. II: The business of nations. The German method ; Japan's way ; China rising -- pt. III: National and global enforcement. Evolving enforcement ; A global solution ; The patent battle ; The copyright wars
Control code
ocm56809538
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780375402128
Lccn
2004059440
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780375402128
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o56809538
  • (OCoLC)56809538

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