Judicially Crafted Property Rights in Valuable Intangibles

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Judicially Crafted Property Rights in Valuable Intangibles

An Analysis of the INS Doctrine

9781035335978 Edward Elgar Publishing
Apostolos G. Chronopoulos, Senior Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI), Queen Mary University of London, UK
Publication Date: August 2024 ISBN: 978 1 03533 597 8 Extent: c 416 pp
In this incisive book, Apostolos G. Chronopoulos addresses the doctrinal contentions surrounding the doctrine of misappropriation while offering a comprehensive and critical review of the relevant case law that takes into consideration the rich academic commentary on the topic.

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In this incisive book, Apostolos G. Chronopoulos examines the doctrine of misappropriation offering a comprehensive and critical review of the relevant case law that takes into consideration the rich academic commentary on the topic.

In the INS case, the Supreme Court held that a news agency may enjoin third parties from copying its news stories while these are still “fresh”. Chronopoulos seeks to clarify the heavily debated doctrinal issues that have since arisen as to: the exact legal nature of the recognized entitlement; whether the Supreme Court sought to establish a principle of general application; and the extent to which state claims to protect valuable intangibles under a common-law theory of liability survive federal pre-emption. Chronopoulos argues that the protection offered at state level should not be confined to the availability of a narrow tort of unfair competition protecting highly time-sensitive subject matter against parasitic appropriation by direct competitors; rather, the application of the misappropriation doctrine is bound to generate judge-made property rights in intangibles with time value.

This book is an indispensable resource for academics who would have an interest in re-exploring and revisiting the topic from a doctrinal perspective. The book’s theoretical groundwork can also be relied upon by practitioners for the purpose of building legal arguments.
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‘A convincing new reading of a case as famous as controversial, which still remains at the cross-roads of property, tort and the law of restitution. The author persuasively links the original discussions to current crucial debates.’
– Marco Ricolfi, Turin University, Italy

‘International News Service v. Associated Press, the subject of Apostolos Chronopoulos’s captivating book, presents the most profound philosophical issues such as to what extent the law should protect property rights in information. This book should be required reading for anyone interested in this timely subject.’
– Marshall Leaffer, Indiana University, US

‘The misappropriation doctrine spawned by INS v. AP has generated enough controversy to become tortuously knotty. Chronopoulos’s patient analytical skill works wonders of untangling and makes a persuasive case for a measured reinvigoration. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in sorting through the interplay of legislation, federalism, and interstitial common law in intellectual property.’
– Robert Brauneis, The George Washington University Law School, US
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