Invented By Law

Author: Christopher Beauchamp
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674744543
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Christopher Beauchamp debunks the myth of Alexander Graham Bell as the telephone’s sole inventor, exposing that story’s origins in the arguments advanced by Bell’s lawyers during fiercely contested battles for patent monopoly. The courts anointed Bell father of the telephone—likely the most consequential intellectual property right ever granted.

Rules For A Flat World

Author: Gillian Hadfield
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199916527
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"The law and legal methods on which we currently rely have failed to evolve along with technology. In Rules for a Flat World, Gillian Hadfield shows us that law provides critical infrastructure for the cooperation and collaboration on which economic growth is built. Recognizing the importance of this infrastructure, along with the insufficiencies of the current system, is the first step to building a legal environment that does more of what we need it to do and less of what we don't"--

Business Law

Author: Peter Gillies
Publisher: Federation Press
ISBN: 9781862875142
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Business Law is a clear and accurate statement of the foundations of the Australian legal system, the law of contract and the major topics in commercial law.Known for facilitating a sound and comprehensive grasp of the subject, Business Law has a strong following amongst the business and legal communities. Company directors and others in business value it as a tool to understand legal concepts involved in everyday dealings and business agreements. Legal practitioners with diverse commercial practices find it valuable as a first resource for themselves, and ideal for their clients' use.Contents include:the nature, sources and structure of Australian law detailed coverage of the law of contract business structures, such as companies, partnerships, trusts and agencies negligence and liability restrictions on trade practices, and consumer protection banking and financial transactions law real and intellectual property law, including copyright, patents and trade marks insurance credit law and bankruptcy.

Millionaire

Author: Janet Gleeson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743211898
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On the death of France's most glorious king, Louis XIV, in 1715, few people benefited from the shift in power more than the intriguing financial genius from Edinburgh, John Law. Already notorious for killing a man in a duel and for acquiring a huge fortune from gambling, Law had proposed to the English monarch that a bank be established to issue paper money with the credit based on the value of land. But Queen Anne was not about to take advice from a gambler and felon. So, in exile in Paris, he convinced the bankrupt court of Louis XV of the value of his idea. Law soon engineered the revival of the French economy and found himself one of the most powerful men in Europe. In August 1717, he founded the Mississippi Company, and the Court granted him the right to trade in France's vast territory in America. The shareholders in his new trading company made such enormous profits that the term "millionaire" was coined to describe them. Paris was soon in a frenzy of speculation, conspiracies, and insatiable consumption. Before this first boom-and-bust cycle was complete, markets throughout Europe crashed, the mob began calling for Law's head, and his visionary ideas about what money could do were abandoned and forgotten. In Millionaire, Janet Gleeson lucidly reconstructs this epic drama where fortunes were made and lost, paupers grew rich, and lords fell into penury -- and a modern fiscal philosophy was born. Her enthralling tragicomic tale reveals two great characters: John Law, with his complex personality and inscrutable motives, and money itself, whose true nature even to this day remains elusive.

Law Anthropology And The Constitution Of The Social

Author: Alain Pottage
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521539456
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This collection of interdisciplinary essays explores how persons and things - the central elements of the social - are fabricated by legal rituals and institutions. The contributors, legal and anthropological theorists alike, focus on a set of specific institutional and ethnographic contexts, and some unexpected and thought-provoking analogies emerge from this intellectual encounter between law and anthropology. For example, contemporary anxieties about the legal status of the biotechnological body seem to resonate with the questions addressed by ancient Roman law in its treatment of dead bodies. The analogy between copyright and the transmission of intangible designs in Melanesia suddenly makes western images of authorship seem quite unfamiliar. A comparison between law and laboratory science presents the production of legal artefacts in new light. These studies are of particular relevance at a time when law, faced with the inventiveness of biotechnology, finds it increasingly difficult to draw the line between persons and things.

A Treatise Of Legal Philosophy And General Jurisprudence

Author: Michael Lobban
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402049507
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This comprehensive treatment of legal philosophy and general jurisprudence is designed for jurists as well as legal and practical philosophers. The treatise is presented in two sections: The 5-volume Theoretical part (2005) covers topics of contemporary debate; The 6-volume Historical part (2006-2007) traces the development of legal thought from ancient Greece through the twentieth century. This release incorporates Vol. 6: A History of the Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics; Vol. 7: The Jurists' Philosophy of Law from Rome to the Seventeenth Century; and Vol 8: A History of the Philosophy of Law in the Common Law World, 1600-1900.

Economics Law And Intellectual Property

Author: Ove Granstrand
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402077081
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Intellectual property has rapidly become one of the most important, as well as most controversial, subjects in recent years amongst productive thinkers of many kinds all over the world. Scientific work and technological progress now depend largely on questions of who owns what, as do the success and profits of countless authors, artists, inventors, researchers and industrialists. Economic, legal and ethical issues play a central role in the increasingly complex balance between unilateral gains and universal benefits from the "knowledge society". Economics, Law and Intellectual Property explores the field in both depth and breadth through the latest views of leading experts in Europe and the United States. It provides a fundamental understanding of the problems and potential solutions, not only in doing practical business with ideas and innovations, but also on the level of institutions that influence such business. Addressing a range of readers from individual scholars to company managers and policy makers, it gives a unique perspective on current developments.

The Canon Law In Mediaeval England

Author: Arthur Ogle
Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
ISBN: 1584770260
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Ogle, Arthur. The Canon Law in Mediaeval England. An Examination of William Lyndwood's "Provinciale," in Reply to the Late Professor F.W. Maitland. London: John Murray, 1912. xv, 220 pp. Reprinted 2000 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 99-33827. ISBN 1-58477-026-0. Cloth. $75. * Disputes Maitland's arguments in Roman Canon Law in the Church of England that advance the authority of Roman canon law over the English ecclesiastical courts. Ogle specifically disparages Maitland's "counter-declaration" of Lyndwood, whose Provinciale is considered to be a principal authority on English canon law. Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection of New York University (1953) 131.