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Intellectual Property: Ownership, Access, Rights, and Management 

Chapter:
Ethical and Legal Considerations
Author(s):

Annette Flanagin

[Will copyright survive the new technologies?] Thatquestion is about as bootless as asking whether pol-itics will survive democracy. The real question iswhat steps it will take to ensure that the promisednew era of information and entertainment survivescopyright. History offers a clue.    Paul GoldsteinIntellectual 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 publication), patent (the law protecting invention

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