Positive Intellectual Rights and Information Exchanges

TitlePositive Intellectual Rights and Information Exchanges
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsAigrain, P
Date PublishedJuly

This paper proposes a reversal in how to consider the rights associated with information, media contents, software and other intellectual entities. The proposed approach sets as its basis a number of positive intellectual rights, defined as to enable wide societal production and exchange of intellectual entities. It then defines how granting of specific attributes of property is necessary as to ensure that the positive rights are not abused to the detriment of some basic values, and are implemented in reality. Such a reversal allows to exploit the benefits of information and communication technology. More generally, it debates right issues for the technology of the intangible.

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