Intellectual Property Rights and Computer Technology

  • Joseph Migga KizzaEmail author
Part of the Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science book series (UTICS)


This chapter discusses the foundations of intellectual property rights and how computer technology has influenced and changed the traditional issues of property rights. The reader is immersed into a discussion of controversial issues of ownership in a rapidly amalgamating global cultures, languages, beliefs and values as a result of rapid globalization technologies like telecommunication that is casting a far and wide net that is likely, in the near future, to create one global commons. The controversial issues focused on here include the politics and psychology of ownership and the changing infringement landscape. Another issue of interest in our focus is the intellectual property crime (IPC), activities that involve infringement, counterfeiting, piracy of products and services for profit without permission from the creator, misappropriation, misrepresentation, corruption and bribery, and espionage.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Engineering and Computer ScienceUniversity of TennesseeChattanoogaUSA

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