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Patent

  • By: Alexander Halavais
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

A patent is a government grant giving an inventor the right to exclude others from making, selling, or using an invention for a fixed period of time. Despite the centuries-long history of patents, the evolution of new forms of media raises ...

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