Who Owns Information? by Anne Wells Branscomb
From Privacy To Public Access

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Drawing on eleven case studies, a communications lawyer addresses the issue of who owns information, explaining the ramifications of the ownership of medical records, telephone numbers, personal names, culture, computer software, and more.
 

About Anne Wells Branscomb

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Anne Wells Branscomb is a legal scholar-in-residence at Harvard University's Program on Information Resources Policy.
 
Published June 8, 1994 by Basic Books. 256 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A masterful introduction to the issues of ownership of and access to data in the fast-arriving information age, complete with suggestions for needed legislative and judicial reform.

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In nine case studies, she delves into fuzzy legal areas such as the new realm of electronic messages (e-mail, online information networks), protection of computer software, privacy issues engendered by the advent of Caller ID phone services and the clash between backyard satellite dish owners and...

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Branscomb questions society's ability to control the accessibility of information-both public and private-and shows how lawmakers continue to apply outdated regulations to more technologically advanced systems.

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