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By Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine

ISBN-10: 0511414099

ISBN-13: 9780511414091

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"Intellectual property"—patents and copyrights—have develop into debatable.

We witness kids being sued for "pirating" tune, and we detect AIDS sufferers in Africa loss of life as a result of inability to pay for medicinal drugs which are expensive to fulfill patent holders. Are patents and copyrights necessary to thriving production and innovation—do we'd like them in order that all of us may well get pleasure from advantageous song and reliable healthiness?

Across time and house the resounding resolution is: No. So-called highbrow estate is actually an "intellectual monopoly" that hinders instead of is helping the aggressive loose industry regime that has added wealth and innovation to our doorsteps.

This booklet has wide insurance of either copyrights and patents and is designed for a basic viewers, targeting uncomplicated examples. The authors finish that the single brilliant coverage to persist with is to get rid of the patents and copyright structures as they at the moment exist.

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I think that it was not afterwards competent for him to revive the proposal of the defendant, by tendering an acceptance of it; and that, therefore, there exists no obligation of any sort between the parties. Since a counter offer destroys the original offer, the roles of offeror and offeree become reversed. The party who made the original offer may accept the counter offer, reject the counter offer, or make a counter offer in return (in which case the roles reverse again). 3. Requests for information A mere request for information is treated differently to a counter offer.

The Court of Appeal stated that the principle from Balfour did not apply where the couple were not living together amicably, about to separate or, indeed, had separated. In these cases, the parties are considered to be required to sort out their finances in more precise terms and therefore any agreement between them is more likely to carry an intention to create legal relations (and hence to be legally binding) (Merritt v. Merritt [1970] 1 WLR 1211). Parents and children Domestic agreements between parents and children are presumed not to create legal relations (Jones v.

Bluett (1853) LJ Ex 36 a son attempted to claim that he did not owe his late father’s estate repayment of a sum of money due on a promissory note since he had agreed with his father that the debt would be written off in return for his promise not to complain about his father’s will. This promise not to complain was held to be insufficiently tangible to amount to good consideration. However, in Ward v. QXP:M00_FAFI5820_02_SE_C00 2/7/09 15:28 Page 39 CONSIDERATION KEY CASE father was held to be sufficient consideration (since there is no legal duty to keep a child happy).

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