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Why should a property interest exist in an intangible item? In recent years, arguments over intellectual property have often divided proponents—who emphasize the importance of providing incentives for producers of creative works— from skeptics who emphasize the need for free and open access to knowledge.In a wide-ranging and ambitious analysis, Robert P. Merges establishes a sophisticated rationale for the most vital form of modern property: IP... more...

The best-selling casebook on property Law, Property Law: Cases and Materials is an indispensable companion to students' study. The casebook combines a wide variety of extracts from primary and secondary source material, with engaging commentary and thought-provoking reflective questions. Property Law Cases and Materials offers invaluable study support, ensuring students actively engage with, and reflect critically on, the full range of source materials... more...

Argues that the way humans treat animals results from the contradiction between the ideas that animals have some rights, but that they are also property, and offers ways to resolve the conflict.

The theft, trafficking, and falsification of cultural property and cultural heritage objects are crimes of a particularly complex nature, which often have international ramifications and significant economic consequences. Organized criminal groups of various types and origins are involved in these illegal acts. The book Crime in the Art and Antiquities World has contributions both from researchers specializing in the illegal trafficking of... more...

The development of new medications and improvements thereof are crucial to ensure continued gains in health. The development process is long and costly, mainly to produce the information that meets high regulatory requirements. In contrast, imitation involves negligible costs and much reduced risks. This is one of the reasons the pharmaceutical industry depends greatly on patent protection. Despite the existing patent system, however, the number of... more...


Property Law and Social Morality develops a theory of property that highlights the social construction of obligations that individuals owe each other. By viewing property law through the lens of obligations rather than through the lens of rights, the author affirms the existence of important property rights (when no obligation to another exists) and defines the scope of those rights (when an obligation to another does exist). By describing the scope of... more...

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This is a new dictionary which provides a clear and concise explanation of terms used in land, property and construction law and management. The four key areas of coverage are: planning/construction law, land law, equity/trusts and finance and administration. It will be a useful reference for property and building professionals and a personal purchase for students of property and construction law on building, construction management, estate management... more...

Alastair Hudson’s Equity and Trusts is an ideal textbook for undergraduate courses on the law of trusts and equitable remedies. It provides a clear, current and comprehensive account of the subject through which the author’s enthusiasm and expertise shine through, helping to bring to life an area of the law which students often find challenging. Beginning with the core principles, Professor Hudson reinforces the key points by... more...

Theft claims more victims and causes greater economic injury than any other criminal offense. Yet theft law is enigmatic, and fundamental questions about what should count as stealing remain unresolved—especially misappropriations of intellectual property, information, ideas, identities, and virtual property. In Thirteen Ways to Steal a Bicycle, Stuart Green assesses our current legal framework at a time when our economy... more...