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Discuss a current ethical issue in the business world that arises out of intellectual property. Research and discuss at least one case to illustrate the ethical issue. Some questions to consider include:
- Why is it important to protect intellectual property?
- How can intellectual property be protected?
Do intellectual protections ever go “too far”?
- What is the proper balance between content producers and the public good?
Your well-written paper should be 3-4 pages in length, not including the title or references pages.
The attached pages are from textbook and is required to cite on this assignment.
Lau, T., & Johnson, L. (2014). The legal and ethical environment of business, v. 2.0. Irvington, NY: Flat World
Knowledge. ISBN-13: 9781453356968
Human genes can’t be patented, Supreme Court decides. (2012, March 26). Huffington Post.Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/26/human-genes-patent-supreme-court_n_1380990.html
Macer, D. R. J. (2000). Ethical issues in patenting scientific research. Proceedings of the International Conference of the Council of Europe on Ethical Issues Arising From the Application of Biotechnology, 2, 173-181. Retrieved from http://www.eubios.info/Papers/PATENT.htm
Posner, R. (2012, July 12). Why there are too many patents in America. The Atlantic. Retrieved from http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/07/why-there-are-too-many-patents-in-america/259725/
Rudolf, J. (2009, December 22). Nice home. Where’s the rest of it? The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/23/business/economy/23stripped.html?pagewanted=all
Discuss a current ethical issue in the business world that arises out of intellectual property. Research and discuss at least one case to illustrate the ethical issue.