Intellectual property rights: a western tale

Roy, Alpana (2008) Intellectual property rights: a western tale. Asia Pacific Law Review, 16 2: 219-239.

Author Roy, Alpana
Title Intellectual property rights: a western tale
Journal name Asia Pacific Law Review   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1019-2557
Publication date 2008-01-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 16
Issue 2
Start page 219
End page 239
Total pages 21
Editor Anton Cooray
Place of publication Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Publisher LexisNexis
Language eng
Subject C1
180115 Intellectual Property Law
Formatted abstract
Even today, when the development and expansion of intellectual property protections is justified or criticised, the Western philosophical tradition is generally evoked. Appeals to natural rights, Lockean labour theories of property and Kantian or Hegelian theories of personality abound. Alternatively, economic principles and utilitarian rationales are drawn upon to rationalise or question intellectual property laws as incentive structures that produce a socially optimal supply of intellectual creations. In both these moral and utilitarian arguments, scholars address intellectual property laws purely abstractly, as promoting reified rights in unremarkable and indistinguishable intangibles
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: TC Beirne School of Law Publications
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