Monday, 27 April 2009


Somehow, this description of intellectual property's importance in the knowledge economy evokes dystopian science-fiction type images for me:

“Knowledge resides in the human brain, and unlike plant and equipment or other physical means of production, knowledge is easily replicated and transferred to others. With knowledge generally equating to value, not only does it matter who owns what is in a person’s head but also harvesting that knowledge and controlling its dissemination is critical in a competitive environment.”

Arena and Carreras, 2008, The Business of Intellectual Property, Oxford, p.29.

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