Despite expanding scope and the rise of “more” intellectual property, Against Progress demonstrates that turn-of-the century intellectual property practice challenges the “progress as more” paradigm. Through various methodological interventions – close reading of cases, doctrinal analysis, and various qualitative empirical methods – Against Progress demonstrates how contemporary accounts of intellectual property are not primarily anchored by claims of “more” or in economic growth terms. Instead, creative and innovative practices (and disputes concerning them) revolve around adjacent values and principles central to our constitutional system such as equality, privacy, and community or general welfare.
Against Progress: Interventions About Equality in Supreme Court Cases About Copyright Law,
Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop.
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