Plagiarism, Copyright Violation, and Other Thefts of Intellectual Property

An Annotated Bibliography with a Lengthy Introduction

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About the Book

What is intellectual property? Should copyright laws be modified to accommodate new ways of transmitting information? The debate over such questions has reemerged with the growth of the Internet and other means of electronically storing information.
Over 600 articles written from 1900 through 1995 are fully annotated in this bibliography. The citations cover a wide range of material, from humorous anecdotes in popular magazines to scholarly discussions in academic journals. The entries are divided into three parts: the money trail; the detection and proof of violations and the punishment of offenders; and defending one’s property. A lengthy introduction first details how the concept of intellectual property came into being and then focuses on how governments and other entities deal with the issue.

About the Author(s)

Judy Anderson is head reference & instruction librarian at Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. She lives in Beaverton, Oregon.

Bibliographic Details

Judy Anderson
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 212
Bibliographic Info: author, title, subject indexes
Copyright Date: 1998
pISBN: 978-0-7864-0463-6
eISBN: 978-0-7864-6234-6
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface     ix

Introduction     1

1. Trends in Definition     1

2. Follow the Money     13

3. Detection, Proof and Punishment     22

4. Protecting One’s Property     33

The Annotated Bibliography     37

Author Index     175

Title Index     179

Subject Index     191

Book Reviews & Awards

“scholarly and engaging…will be valued in academic collections”—Library Journal; “extensive introductory essay…useful”—Choice; “useful and well-presented…of interest to anyone who is in any way concerned or involved with the topic”—Reference Reviews; “useful…analyses the psychological and educational aspects of plagiarism rather than merely the legal ones”—The Library Association Record; “abstracts of over 600 articles”—American Libraries; “a variety of issues related to plagiarism: theft of copyrighted material, patents, trademarks, and trade secrets”—The Australian Library Journal.