Trade Secrets: Intellectual Piracy and the Origins of American Industrial Power

Trade Secrets: Intellectual Piracy and the Origins of American Industrial Power

Doron Ben-Atar

Language: English

Pages: 305

ISBN: 2:00267645

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


During the first decades of America's existence as a nation, private citizens, voluntary associations, and government officials encouraged the smuggling of European inventions and artisans to the New World. At the same time, the young republic was developing policies that set new standards for protecting industrial innovations. This book traces the evolution of America's contradictory approach to intellectual property rights from the colonial period to the age of Jackson.

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