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CentrePiece Article
Ideas are Not Like Other Assets
Danny Quah
June 2004
Paper No' CEPCP159:
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CentrePiece 9 (2) Summer 2004, pages: 16-19

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) are supposed to be a system to reward creative thinkers. But Danny Quah finds that all too often they fail both in theory and in practice. Here he explores other possibilities, particularly in relation to computers and software.

This article is an edited version of Danny Quah's Clifford Barclay Memorial Lecture delivered at the LSE in November 2003.