Negotiating Intellectual Property Rights: Between Coercion and Dialogue

  title={Negotiating Intellectual Property Rights: Between Coercion and Dialogue},
  author={Peter Drahos},
Why did England in the seventeenth century begin a journey that would lead it to economic growth and empire while Spain began one that would lead to its economic contraction? One suggestion is that the long run performance of economies has much to do with efficiently defined property rights (North, 1990). Designed in the right way property rights will reduce negative externalities, allow for bargaining and avoid tragedies of the commons. Naturally, this gives rise to the question of how a… Expand
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