Who owns academic work is required reading for anyone interested in the peculiar author function of academics and in the ways it both resembles and differs from the protocols of intellectual property law mcsherrys intellectual and empirical skills make this work both thought provoking and informative. Who owns academic work battling for control of intellectual property corynne mcsherry cambridge massachusetts and london england harvard university press 2001 2995 275 pages authors authors and affiliations irving louis horowitz book review 86 downloads irving louis horowitz is hannah arendt proffessor emeritus of sociology and political science at rutgers the state . Drawing on legal historical and qualitative research corynne mcsherry explores the propertization of academic work and shows how that process is shaking the foundations of the university the professoriate and intellectual property law the modern universitys reason for being is inextricably tied to that of the intellectual property system the rush of universities and scholars to defend their knowledge as property dangerously undercuts a working covenant that has sustained academic . Battling for control of intellectual property mcsherry corynne drawing on legal historical and qualitative research this book explores the way in which academic work has become property and shows how that process is shaking the foundations of the university the professorate and intellectual property law. Who owns academic work battling for control of intellectual property corynne mcsherry snippet view 2003
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