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Theoretical underpinning of intellectual property : "I am a pragmatist but theory is my rhetoric"

Fitzgerald, Brian F. (2003) Theoretical underpinning of intellectual property : "I am a pragmatist but theory is my rhetoric". The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence, 16(2), pp. 179-189.

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Abstract

This article emanates from a Symposium hosted by Professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson and sponsored by the University of Western Ontario Law School and Centre for Innovation Law and Policy. The Symposium and the resulting articles aim to explore the theoretical dimensions of intellectual property law. This article argues, in contrast to the learned scholarship of my co-panellist, that theorising about intellectual property law is an innately political act that implements a pragmatic moment fueled by economic, social and cultural factors.

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ID Code: 18822
Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0841-8209
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2009 14:51
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:02

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