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Intellectual Property: Ownership, Access, Rights, and Management 

Ethical and Legal Considerations

Annette Flanagin

[Will copyright survive the new technologies?] That question is about as bootless as asking whether pol- itics will survive democracy. The real question is what steps it will take to ensure that the promised new era of information and entertainment survives copyright. History offers a clue.    Paul Goldstein Intellectual property is a legal term for that which results from the creative efforts of the mind (intellectual) and that which can be owned, possessed, and subject to competing claims (property). Three legal doctrines governing intellectual property are relevant for authors, editors, and publishers in biomedical publishing: copyright (the law protecting authorship and

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