Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106220
Title:
Toward an Epistemology of Intellectual Property
Author:
Fallis, Don
Citation:
Toward an Epistemology of Intellectual Property 2007, 16(2) Journal of Information Ethics
Publisher:
McFarland
Journal:
Journal of Information Ethics
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/106220
Submitted date:
2007-11-01
Abstract:
An important issue for information ethics is how much control people should have over the dissemination of information that they have created. Since intellectual property policies have an impact on our welfare primarily because they have a huge impact on our ability to acquire knowledge, there is an important role for epistemology in resolving this issue. This paper discusses the various ways in which intellectual property policies can impact knowledge acquisition both positively and negatively. In particular, it looks at how intellectual property policies can affect the amount of information that people create, the quality of that information, the accessibility of that information, the diversity of that information, and the locatability of that information.
Type:
Journal Article (On-line/Unpaginated)
Language:
en
Keywords:
Philosophy; Epistemology; Information Ethics
Local subject classification:
copyright; intellectual property; epistemology; knowledge; information ethics

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dc.contributor.authorFallis, Donen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-11-01T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:42:46Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.submitted2007-11-01en_US
dc.identifier.citationToward an Epistemology of Intellectual Property 2007, 16(2) Journal of Information Ethicsen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/106220-
dc.description.abstractAn important issue for information ethics is how much control people should have over the dissemination of information that they have created. Since intellectual property policies have an impact on our welfare primarily because they have a huge impact on our ability to acquire knowledge, there is an important role for epistemology in resolving this issue. This paper discusses the various ways in which intellectual property policies can impact knowledge acquisition both positively and negatively. In particular, it looks at how intellectual property policies can affect the amount of information that people create, the quality of that information, the accessibility of that information, the diversity of that information, and the locatability of that information.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMcFarlanden_US
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_US
dc.subjectEpistemologyen_US
dc.subjectInformation Ethicsen_US
dc.subject.othercopyrighten_US
dc.subject.otherintellectual propertyen_US
dc.subject.otherepistemologyen_US
dc.subject.otherknowledgeen_US
dc.subject.otherinformation ethicsen_US
dc.titleToward an Epistemology of Intellectual Propertyen_US
dc.typeJournal Article (On-line/Unpaginated)en_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Information Ethicsen_US
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