September 20, 2012
Reclaiming IP Legal Analysis from Law and Economics
About Madhavi Sunder's From Goods to a Good Life: Intellectual Property and Global Justice (Yale UP, 2012), Martha Nussbaum wrote:
Sunder argues that one traditional focus of intellectual property law, economic efficiency, is too narrow. Efficiency is one important goal, but we should also consider how law affects people's capacity to participate in cultural production, to criticize tradition, and to pursue values of autonomy and mutual recognition. Equally valuable for experts and the general public, this book will reshape the entire debate about culture as property.
Last week Concurring Opinions hosted a blog symposium on Sunder's work. Links to the blog posts here. [JH]