SMNR: Theories of Intellectual Property

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TUE 3:45 - 5:35 pm TNH 3.114

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The seminar covers various theories and philosophical perspectives on intellectual property. We will critically examine different theoretical frameworks for describing and justifying intellectual property rights including economic analysis, natural rights arguments, democratic theories and distributive justice considerations. Students are expected to write a substantial research paper. A considerable part of the second half of the seminar will be devoted to working on and presenting students’ individual research projects. The objective of the seminar is to familiarize students with various fundamental normative approaches to intellectual property thereby providing the basis for producing their own original research paper in the field.

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