• 00:01    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:20    |    
    Introduction by Milton Argueta
  • Introduction of Richard Epstein by Milton Argueta
  • 01:54    |    
    Richard Epstein on intellectual property for the technological age
    • Law and property rights
    • Comparison between common law and roman law
      • Institutions and rules
      • Roman law achievements
      • Intellectual property rules
        • Planned rules vs. spontaneous rules
        • Intellectual property rights system
        • Obstacles to technological development
    • Property rights
      • Comparison between property and liberty
        • Property as a common right
        • The cost of opportunity of property
      • Security of possession
        • Common and roman law rule for property
        • Consequences of a private system of property
        • Pareto superior move
    • Patent rights and copyrights
      • Ambiguities in law patents
      • Costs of the patent system
      • Decentralized system of intellectual property rights
      • The role of state monopolies
      • American experience with copyrights
        • Telegraph
        • Patent competition vs. patent monopolies
        • Generic pharmaceuticals
        • Real estate
      • Requirements of the US patent system
    • Intellectual property rights for cultural heritage
    • Government protection of cultural heritage
    • The inventive spark requirement in the patent system
      • Consequences of cheap patent rights
      • Nonobvious advance proof
      • Difficulties of analyzing this requirement
      • The problematic definition of invention
      • Patent design and use
    • Property transfer
      • Contract system
      • Voluntary transfers
    • Intellectual property transfer
      • Licensing program
      • The anti-commons problem
      • Patent common pool
      • Advantages of the pooling patent device
      • Enemies of the common pool
        • Antitrust laws
        • Compulsory licenses
    • Similarities between property and intellectual property rights
    • Differences between property and intellectual property rights
      • Exclusive goods
      • Trademark and brands
      • Property as a natural right
      • Tradeoff between public and private domain property
  • 01:04:54    |    
    • How does the patent system regulation prevent the abuse of patent owners in the pharmaceutical area?
    • What is your position on mandatory licenses?
  • 01:14:18.5    |    
    Final words
  • 01:14:28    |    
    Final credits

Intellectual Property for the Technological Age

New Media  | 06 de noviembre de 2006  | Vistas: 2455

According to Richard Epstein, the laws that were once applicable to intellectual property in the past now face the challenge that they cannot be applied to the technological era we are now living in. Therefore, he talks about the intellectual property for the technological age and the rights applied to this new form of possession. He gives a brief comparison between common and Roman law and the achievements that the latter has accomplished. He also speaks about property rights and its cost of opportunity as well as the consequences of a private system of property. Epstein comments on the subjects of patent rights and copyrights, the costs of the patent system, the role of state monopolies, and also illustrates the experience that the United States has had in relation to copyrights. Furthermore, he explains the consequences of cheap patent rights, the intellectual property transfer through the licensing program, and the similarities and differences between property and intellectual property rights.


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