This book examines the effects of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), namely patents and copyrights, on innovation and technical change in information technologies. It provides new insights on the links between markets, technologies and legislation by applying a variety of empirical and analytical methods. The book also explores the success of the Open Source movement to establish an alternative regime for IPRs by illuminating the rationale behind it and illustrating how Open Source can strategically be used by firms.... to buy an original copy of the software as an aquot;insurance premiumaquot; and enjoy the guarantee of the firm (Young, 1999). ... Thereby, many software firms choose an alternative strategy and distribute their products as hybrids, in which part of theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Software Technologies|
|Publisher||:||Edward Elgar Publishing - 2008-01-01|