Intellectual property law and the idea of progress

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Many of the features of intellectual property regimes that are most consistent over time arguably reflect the western belief in, or ideology of, material progress. The idea of progress is typified by belief in the limitless accumulation of new knowledge, and the potential for practical application of that knowledge; belief in the essential contribution of the individual mind to generating valuable new insights; and belief that technological development will allow the ever expanding and ever changing desire for material satisfaction to be met. A progressivist world view thus emphasises individual creativity, the practical use of knowledge, and constant innovation and change. These are all factors that play an important role in defining various forms of intellectual property rights.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-256
Number of pages20
JournalIntellectual Property Quarterly
Volume3
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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Intellectual property law and the idea of progress. / Van Caenegem, William.

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