By peter drahos with john braithwaite earthscan uk 2002 new press new york 2003 253 pp we need more books like information feudalismthis important review of the history of intellectual property rights iprs puts into perspective the pressure that we are all being subjected to by the push for stronger and stronger property rights over intangible assets. Who owns the knowledge economy peter drahos and public interest experts information feudalism uncovers the story of how a small coterie of multinational corporations wrote the charter for the global information order the new press is a nonprofit public interest book publisher your gift will support the new press in continuing to . This book is amazing the author spent years interviewing people who negotiated treaties that have impacted the economy of information and essentially determine who can have access to what information at what price its not for the faint of heart but this is the most comprehensive analysis of the global intellectual property regime out there it gets right into the heart of why drugs . Information feudalism who owns the knowledge economy kindle edition by drahos peter braithwaite john braithwaite john download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading information feudalism who owns the knowledge economy. New intellectual property regimes are entrenching new inequalities access to information is fundamental to the exercise of human rights and marketplace competition but patents are being used to lock up vital educational software genetic and other information creating a global property order dominated by a multinational elite
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