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IP Reform & Innovation

The Information Society Project has committed itself towards encouraging intellectual property reform and innovation.

Many multinational corporations, policymakers, and other proponents of expansive intellectual property regimes argue that increasing intellectual property rights and corporate control over knowledge best serve society's interests. Not surprisingly, incumbent content owners desire to maintain their preeminence and resist sharing the intellectual property which they view as the source of their power. Yet, a growing body of evidence suggests that maximizing intellectual property monopolies are harmful and misguided. As these outmoded approaches continue to dictate global legal norms and shape national legal infrastructures, the ISP is committed towards reforming current intellectual property legal frameworks, expanding the recognition of exceptions and limitations to IP, and the creation of innovative alternatives to strict intellectual property regimes.