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Happy IP: replacing the law and economics justification for intellectual property rights with a well-being approach (2015)
Journal Article
Derclaye, E., & Taylor, T. (2015). Happy IP: replacing the law and economics justification for intellectual property rights with a well-being approach. European Intellectual Property Review, 37(4), ISSN 0142-0461

E.I.P.R. 197 The dominant justification for intellectual property rights at least in the West and international treaties is utilitarian, and more precisely based on the Chicago School of Law and Economics (first section). However, this school of thou... Read More

Happy IP: aligning intellectual property rights with well-being (2015)
Journal Article
Derclaye, E., & Taylor, T. (2015). Happy IP: aligning intellectual property rights with well-being. Intellectual Property Quarterly, 1, ISSN 1364-906X

The Chicago School of the law and economics movement, on which the predominant justification for independent property rights is based in most countries, is flawed mainly because it takes economic wealth as the sole proxy for well-being. We suggest re... Read More

Eudemonic intellectual property: patents and related rights as engines of happiness, peace, and sustainability (2012)
Journal Article
Derclaye, E. (2012). Eudemonic intellectual property: patents and related rights as engines of happiness, peace, and sustainability. ISSN 1942-678X

The predominant justification for most intellectual property rights is the incentive theory or utilitarian rationale. Behind this justification lies the Western idea of progress and its derivatives: liberalism, capitalism, and consumerism. After havi... Read More