[IPLaw] 2/25 Evolution and Overview

Pre-class Questions:

  • How could ancient civilizations (like China, Egypt, India etc.) flourish without something similar to modern IP protection regimes?
  • (A related–though technically out of scope for this course–question: is private property a necessity?)
  • What industry, profession, country … will likely suffer the most should the world decide to abolish patent, copyright, or trademark law all of a sudden? Why?