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This Handbook brings together scholars from around the world in addressing the global significance of, controversies over and alternatives to intellectual property (IP) today. It brings together over fifty of the leading authors in this field across the spectrum of academic disciplines, from law, economics, geography, sociology, politics and anthropology. This volume addresses the full spectrum of IP issues including copyright, patent, trademarks and trade secrets, as well as parallel rights and novel applications. In addition to addressing the role of IP in an increasingly information based and globalized economy and culture, it also challenges the utility and viability of IP today and addresses a range of alternative futures.

Who Owns the Extended Mind? The Neuropolitics of Intellectual Property Law
Who Owns the Extended Mind? The Neuropolitics of Intellectual Property Law
Jake Dunagan
Introduction

The container of the mind is undergoing a long rupture. Human knowledge of the inner workings of the brain is advancing rapidly, while at the same time people are extending their minds outward, outsourcing more and more cognitive functions to the artifacts and devices populating our environment. The brain sciences are being deployed to explain fundamental aspects of the way we perceive the world, how we think, and how the complex interplay of biology and environment influences our behaviors. And the domains of inquiry and application are expanding: everything from law to love is being explained through ...

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