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Digital Phoenix : Why the Information Economy Collapsed And How It Will Rise Again (Paperback)

Author: Abramson, Bruce

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Disentangling the technological, legal, and economic threads of the story, Abramson argues that the key to the entire information economy -- understanding the past and preparing for the future -- lies in our approach to intellectual property and idea markets. The critical challenge of the information age, he says, is to motivate the creation and dissemination of ideas. After discussing relevant issues in intellectual property and antitrust law, the economics of competition, and artificial intelligence and software engineering, Abramson tells the information economy's formative histories: the Microsoft antitrust trial, the open-source movement, and (in a chapter called "The Computer Ate My Industry") the advent of digital music. Finally, he looks toward the future, examining some ways that intellectual property reform could power economic growth and showing how the information economy will reshape the ways we think about business, employment, society, and public policy -- how the information economy, in fact, can make us all rich, as consumers and producers, if not as investors.

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Publisher Mit Pr
Mfg Part# 9780262511964
SKU 202632658
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0262511967
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0361
Publisher MIT Press (MA)
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