A Politics of Intellectual Property: Environmentalism for the Net?

30 Pages Posted: 12 Dec 2017

See all articles by James Boyle

James Boyle

Duke University School of Law

Date Written: October 1, 1997

Abstract

This Essay argues that we need a politics, or perhaps a political economy, of intellectual property. Using the controversy over copyright on the Internet as a case study and the history of the environmental movement as a comparison, it offers a couple of modest proposals about what such a politics might look like-what theoretical ideas it might draw upon, and what constituencies it might unite.

Suggested Citation

Boyle, James, A Politics of Intellectual Property: Environmentalism for the Net? (October 1, 1997). Duke Law Journal, Vol. 47, No. 1, 1997, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3084808 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3084808

James Boyle (Contact Author)

Duke University School of Law ( email )

210 Science Drive
Box 90362
Durham, NC 27708
United States
919-613-7287 (Phone)
919-613-7231 (Fax)

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
22
Abstract Views
276
PlumX Metrics