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Protecting Intellectual Property In The New Millennium

Sherr Mitchell A., Babovich Wayne M..

Every industrialized nation has enacted legislation to insure the protection of intellectual property. These protections have been enacted to encourage creativity and innovation and to create incentives to facilitate the sharing of information. Without such protections the creation and distribution learning would be inhibited. With the advent of the Internet and other electronic media, new threats to the appropriate dissemination of new ideas and new information have arisen. In response, the World Intellectual Property Organization has passed a series of treaties to update copyright laws. Most industrialized nations have reacted distinctly through national legislation. An analysis of the distinct ways in which various nations have addressed the means available to protect new forms of intellectual reveals the distinct economic, social, and political challenges facing each nation. National responses to protecting what is often an important generator of exports brings into the new millennium age old challenges.


Sherr Mitchell A.  (United States)
Associate Professor & Attorney
Organizational Leadership & Supervision
Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne

Babovich Wayne M.  (United States)
Senior Lecturer & Attorney
Public & Urban Affairs
University of New Orleans

  • Intellectual property
  • Protecting intellectual property
  • Legislation for intellectual property
  • World Intellectual Property
  • Organization
  • Treaties for intellectual property

(30 min Conference Paper, English)