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Hot Property: The Stealing of Ideas in an Age of Globalization

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Publisher Comments:

The author of the best-selling Agents of Influence provides a thought-provoking study of the economic repercussions of intellectual property theft, interweaving the stories of the great inventors of the past with America's evolution from an agricultural society into a technological, industrial, and scientific superpower. The problem of pirating and counterfeiting has grown from small-scale imitations of Levi's jeans and Zippo lighters to a phenomenon that costs the United States an estimated $200 billion dollars per year. Pirated DVDs, computer software, designer clothes, and machinery flood global markets, inflicting heavy losses on U.S. businesses, while counterfeit medicines, auto and aircraft parts, and baby formula regularly cause fatalities around the world. The theft of artistic and scientific creation is draining our economy. It is the great economic crime of the twenty-first century. Pat Choate, the author of the best-selling Agents of Influence, examines the roots of conflicts over intellectual property and how the establishment of patent and copyright protections helped propel the American economy. He interweaves the stories of Eli Whitney, Alexander Graham Bell, and Thomas Edison to illustrate how the United States transformed itself from a largely agricultural society into a manufacturing, scientific, and technological superpower, giving rise to further copyright and patent protection laws. He traces the emergence of Germany, Japan, and China as rivals to American primacy through copying, counterfeiting, and under pricing American products and media. He reveals the shockingly meager effectiveness of current efforts to defend American businesses, inventors, and artists from corporate espionage. And he sounds a powerfully convincing warning that the general indifference of our government toward the security of American intellectual property is already affecting job security and the economy in general (an estimated $24 billion is lost each year to pirated films, music recordings, books, and other merchandise in China alone). Hot Property is an impassioned, clear-eyed, and sound assessment of one of the most serious problems facing the American economy today, certain to be one of the most widely discussed books of the year.

Synopsis:

Pat Choate is also the coauthor of The High-Flex Society; America in Ruins; Being Number One; and Save Your Job, Save Our Country with Ross Perot. In 1996, Ross Perot selected him to be his vice presidential running mate. He lives with his wife outside Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Introduction: My fake Rolex — pt. I: The American experience. The golden covenant ; The American system ; A world of pirates — pt. II: The business of nations. The German method ; Japan's way ; China rising — pt. III: National and global enforcement. Evolving enforcement ; A global solution ; The patent battle ; The copyright wars.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307426277
Subtitle:
The Stealing of Ideas in an Age of Globalization
Publisher:
Knopf
Author:
Choate, Pat
Author:
Being Number One
Author:
Pat Choate
Author:
America in Ruins
Author:
of<i> The High-Flex Society
Subject:
Law : Commercial - International Trade
Subject:
Law : Intellectual Property - General
Subject:
Political Science : Globalization
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Intellectual Property
Subject:
Intellectual Property - General
Subject:
Commerical - International Trade
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Commercial - International Trade
Subject:
Intellectual property -- United States.
Subject:
Intellectual property -- Economic aspects.
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Economics-Global Economics
Subject:
Law : General
Subject:
Popular Science-Computer Science
Subject:
General Law
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050426
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
352

Related Subjects

Business » International
History and Social Science » Law » Commercial » International Trade
History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Law » Intellectual Property » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General

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"Synopsis" by , Pat Choate is also the coauthor of The High-Flex Society; America in Ruins; Being Number One; and Save Your Job, Save Our Country with Ross Perot. In 1996, Ross Perot selected him to be his vice presidential running mate. He lives with his wife outside Washington, D.C.
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