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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Canada, S7H 3A1
 

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Launched  1998

 

 

 

 

Economics 3593

SURVEY OF INTELLECTUAL & CULTURAL PROPERTY IN THE GLOBAL VILLAGE

Course Outline

Fall 2013

Summary Index

1.0 Introduction

2.0 The Economics of Knowledge

3.0 Intellectual Property

4.0 Multilateral Regime

5.0 Use & Abuse

6.0 Online Reading List

1.0 Introduction

The Knowledge-Based Economy

Inter-Disciplinary Definitions of Knowledge

Biology

Comparative Terminology

Culture

Etymology: Origin & Meaning of Words

Epistemology: Knowledge Domains & Practices

Psychology

2.0 The Economics of Knowledge

Standard Model of Market Economics

As a Public Good

As Utility

As Technological Change

Ignorance, Uncertainty & Risk

Bouldingís Evolutionary Economics & the Incommensurability of Knowledge

Institutionalism

Legal Nature of Property

Physiocrats

American Institutionalism

New Institutionalism

Forms of Knowledge

Codified

Tooled

Personal

3.0 Intellectual Property

Introduction

Legal Precedent & Path Dependency

Rationale

Common Law

Civil Code & Roman Law

Industrial Property

Statutory

Patent

Registered Industrial Design

Trademark

Sui Generis

Contractual

Know-How

Trade Secrets

Copyright

Common Law

Civil Code

Other Legal Traditions

Public Domain & Cultural Property

Public Domain

Cultural Property

Traditional

Contemporary

Intangible

4.0 Multilateral ICP Regime

International Law

Jus cogens

Common Law, Civil Code & Roman Law

Regulatory Law

Unions

WIPO

Sui Generis

Intellectual Property

Industrial Property

Patents

Registered Industrial Designs

Trademarks

Copyright

The American Era

1995 - TRIPS

2010 - ACTA

Cultural Property

To World War II (1874-1945)

Cold War (1945-1990)

Post-Cold War (1990-2008)

Index of Instruments

Annex A - Copyright

Annex B - Cultural Property

Annex C - Patent

Annex D - Trademarks & Industrial Design

Annex E - Multilateral Lexicon

5.0 Uses & Abuses

Introduction
Appropriation
Authorís Rights & Liabilities
Branding
Copyright & Patent Abuse
Counterfeiting, Piracy & Plagiarism
Cross Market Penetration, Cultural Sovereignty & American Clones
Digital Conversion & Locks
Easement Theory of IPRs
Enclosure of the Public Domain
Legislative Collusion

Mutating Booksellers
Natural rights are simple nonsense; natural and impresciptable rights, nonsense upon stilts!
Official Censorship & Privacy
Patent Thickets & Wars
Perpetual Copyright
Printing Patents and Orphaned Works
Software
Trolls
Conclusion: Implications for the Knowledge-Based Economy

Annex A - Marking Summary

Annex B - Summary of Forms of Knowledge & IPRs

Annex C - Summary Survey of Intellectual Property in the Global Village

 

6.0 Online Reading List

 

* Evaluation

Students are expected to read the lecture notes before each Class.  The Instructor will be open to questions and exchange with and between members of the Class.  While attendance is voluntary it will be taken and used in threshold case, e.g., an A- or an A.  Midterm & Final Exam will be open book or rather open laptop.  Students will bring their laptops and answer essay-like questions.  The Instructor will then copy their answers onto a flash drive at the end of the exam.

Marking will be done using two methods with the final grade being the highest of the two.

 

METHOD A

METHOD B

2 Midterms (average)

60%

40%

1 Final/Presentation

40%

60%

 

100%

100%

A class presentation may be submitted in lieu of a final examination based on any of the listed syllabus items.   The presentation may be made by teams of up to 3 students.  Scoring will be done by the students themselves using a rubric developed in class with students determining what criteria are appropriate to judge such a presentation.  It may be live or Ďoralí with a submitted written transcript or a media presentation (Power Point, student made video, however, YouTube or similar Ďcannedí video are not permitted.. I will add my mark to the class score. 

Grading

A+  90-100     A  85-89     A-  80-84

B+  77-79       B  73-76     B-   70-72

C+  65-69       C  60-64

D    50-59

F     0-49

NOTICE

DONíT CHEAT! (do your own work; make sure you cite all sources in papers)

1. The punishment is HARSH and we WILL PUNISH YOU!

2. You donít learn what you are supposed to learn.

3. It cheapens your degree (and the degrees of everyone else).

 The University of New Brunswick places a high value on academic integrity and has a policy on plagiarism, cheating and other academic offences.

 Plagiarism includes:

1.  quoting verbatim or almost verbatim from any source, including all electronic sources, without acknowledgment; 2.  adopting someone elseís line of thought, argument, arrangement, or supporting evidence without acknowledgment; 3.  submitting someone elseís work, in whatever form without acknowledgment; 4.  knowingly representing as oneís own work any idea of another.

 Examples of other academic offences include: cheating on exams, tests assignments or reports; impersonating somebody at a test or exam; obtaining an exam, test or other course materials through theft, collusion, purchase or other improper manner; submitting course work that is identical or substantially similar to work that has been submitted for another course; and more as set out in academic regulations found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

 Penalties for plagiarism and other academic offences range from a minimum of F (zero) in the assignment, exam or test to a maximum of suspension or expulsion from the University, plus a notation of the academic offence on the studentís transcript.

 For more information, please see the Undergraduate Calendar, Section B, Regulation VII. A. or visit:  http://nocheating.unb.ca.  It is the studentís responsibility to know the Regulations.

 

Course Description

We now live in a global knowledge-based economy but how does knowledge become property that can be bought and sold?  What is a copyright, patent, registered industrial design or trademark?  What is know-how and trade secrets?  What is the public domain and cultural property? What rights do you have as a creator, as an employee, as an employer or as a user?  Do rights vary over time and between countries?  These are some of the questions addressed in this survey course which should appeal to administrators, artists, authors, business persons, creators, inventors, scholars, scientists and technicians, i.e., anyone who creates or uses knowledge at work or play. 

 

 

 

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