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 how did intellectual property rules become part of the world . The definitive account of how multinational corporations have seized control of intellectual property rights in a few short years the battle over intellectual property rights has emerged from obscurity to become front page news the continent hopping three year court battle fought by activists to . By information feudalism the authors refer to a project of visionaries that is currently being contested this is a project to control the knowledge economy 1 which is organised into vast fiefs and held up by an unjust property system while all of us are cast as serfs in this growing net of domination the books message is that . Ironically information feudalism by dismantling the publicness of knowledge will eventually rob the knowledge economy of much of its productivity p 219 drahos and braithwaite emphasise that the title information feudalism is not intended to be taken at face value by literal minded readers and crudely equated with medieval feudalism. Who owns the knowledge economy this powerful book is the definitive history of how the new global intellectual property regime the rulebook for the knowledge economy came to be feudalism uncovers the story of how a small coterie of multinational corporations wrote the charter for the global information order information feudalism
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