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The values of sharing - a world of bits in pieces

Holmberg, Krister LU (2009) STVK01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract (Swedish)
There is a war raging in our world, our country, our streets and our homes, fought in arenas sizing from courthouses down to the currently smallest electronic devices capable of upholding an internet connection. It is a battle of ideas fought by representatives of the notions that said ideas, respectively, are or are not priceless, a battle in the midst of which the state is held hostage by commercial interests, public opinion and super-governmental forces. This essay strives to crystallize what the clashing values of this debate are. This is done by applying an argumentative analysis that seeks to identify the justifications that the essential arguments rest upon. The overall ambitions of the essay is to promote the value of spreading and... (More)
There is a war raging in our world, our country, our streets and our homes, fought in arenas sizing from courthouses down to the currently smallest electronic devices capable of upholding an internet connection. It is a battle of ideas fought by representatives of the notions that said ideas, respectively, are or are not priceless, a battle in the midst of which the state is held hostage by commercial interests, public opinion and super-governmental forces. This essay strives to crystallize what the clashing values of this debate are. This is done by applying an argumentative analysis that seeks to identify the justifications that the essential arguments rest upon. The overall ambitions of the essay is to promote the value of spreading and producing ideas as well as to provide an extensive descriptive presentation of general arguments and the values that lie therein. (Less)
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author
Holmberg, Krister LU
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organization
course
STVK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Copyright, Values, Globalization, Protection, Ideas, Intellectual Property, Patent
language
English
id
1405369
date added to LUP
2009-06-18 11:00:37
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2009-06-18 11:00:37
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  abstract     = {There is a war raging in our world, our country, our streets and our homes, fought in arenas sizing from courthouses down to the currently smallest electronic devices capable of upholding an internet connection. It is a battle of ideas fought by representatives of the notions that said ideas, respectively, are or are not priceless, a battle in the midst of which the state is held hostage by commercial interests, public opinion and super-governmental forces. This essay strives to crystallize what the clashing values of this debate are. This is done by applying an argumentative analysis that seeks to identify the justifications that the essential arguments rest upon. The overall ambitions of the essay is to promote the value of spreading and producing ideas as well as to provide an extensive descriptive presentation of general arguments and the values that lie therein.},
  author       = {Holmberg, Krister},
  keyword      = {Copyright,Values,Globalization,Protection,Ideas,Intellectual Property,Patent},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The values of sharing - a world of bits in pieces},
  year         = {2009},
}