Book Title : The Knockoff Economy

the knockoff economy

Release Date : 2012-12-13
ISBN Code : 9780195399783
Book Author : Kal Raustiala
Book Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 272

Book Summary :

Contends that creativity can thrive in the face of piracy, arguing that the imitation of great designs forces an industry to innovate more quickly, and looks at examples of areas in which the practice has been accepted.

Book Title : Knockoff The Deadly Trade in Counterfeit Goods

knockoff the deadly trade in counterfeit goods

Release Date : 2007-03-03
ISBN Code : 9780749446789
Book Author : Tim Phillips
Book Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

In this compelling account, Knockoff exposes the truth behind the fakes and uncovers the shocking consequences of dealing in counterfeit goods. Travelling across the globe, Tim Phillips shows that counterfeiting isn't a victimless crime; it is an illegal global industry undermining the world's economies. Based on interviews with victims, investigators and the people who sell counterfeits, Knockoff reveals the link between what we see as "innocent" fakes and organized crime. Phillips describes in detail how the counterfeiters' criminal network costs jobs, cripples developing countries, breeds corruption and violence, and kills thousands of people every year. He shows that by turning a blind eye to the problem, we become accomplices to theft, extortion and murder.

Book Title : The Eureka Myth

the eureka myth

Release Date : 2014-12-17
ISBN Code : 9780804793537
Book Author : Jessica Silbey
Book Publisher : Stanford University Press
Total Pages : 368

Book Summary :

Are innovation and creativity helped or hindered by our intellectual property laws? In the two hundred plus years since the Constitution enshrined protections for those who create and innovate, we're still debating the merits of IP laws and whether or not they actually work as intended. Artists, scientists, businesses, and the lawyers who serve them, as well as the Americans who benefit from their creations all still wonder: what facilitates innovation and creativity in our digital age? And what role, if any, do our intellectual property laws play in the growth of innovation and creativity in the United States? Incentivizing the "progress of science and the useful arts" has been the goal of intellectual property law since our constitutional beginnings. The Eureka Myth cuts through the current debates and goes straight to the source: the artists and innovators themselves. Silbey makes sense of the intersections between intellectual property law and creative and innovative activity by centering on the stories told by artists, scientists, their employers, lawyers and managers, describing how and why they create and innovate and whether or how IP law plays a role in their activities. Their employers, business partners, managers, and lawyers also describe their role in facilitating the creative and innovative work. Silbey's connections and distinctions made between the stories and statutes serve to inform present and future innovative and creative communities. Breaking new ground in its examination of the U.S. economy and cultural identity, The Eureka Myth draws out new and surprising conclusions about the sometimes misinterpreted relationships between creativity and intellectual property protections.

Book Title : Compromising the Ideals of Science

compromising the ideals of science

Release Date : 2015-03-04
ISBN Code : 9781137519429
Book Author : R. Sassower
Book Publisher : Springer
Total Pages : 107

Book Summary :

This books examines the conditions under which scientists compromised the ideals of science, and elucidates these with reference to the challenges of profit motives and national security concerns. The book also offers suggestions for changing the political and economic conditions under which the integrity of science and its ethos can be practiced.

Book Title : The Real Thing

the real thing

Release Date : 2014-08-25
ISBN Code : 9781469615370
Book Author : Miles Orvell
Book Publisher : UNC Press Books
Total Pages : 420

Book Summary :

In this classic study of the relationship between technology and culture, Miles Orvell demonstrates that the roots of contemporary popular culture reach back to the Victorian era, when mechanical replications of familiar objects reigned supreme and realism dominated artistic representation. Reacting against this genteel culture of imitation, a number of artists and intellectuals at the turn of the century were inspired by the machine to create more authentic works of art that were themselves "real things." The resulting tension between a culture of imitation and a culture of authenticity, argues Orvell, has become a defining category in our culture. The twenty-fifth anniversary edition includes a new preface by the author, looking back on the late twentieth century and assessing tensions between imitation and authenticity in the context of our digital age. Considering material culture, photography, and literature, the book touches on influential figures such as writers Walt Whitman, Henry James, John Dos Passos, and James Agee; photographers Alfred Stieglitz, Walker Evans, and Margaret Bourke-White; and architect-designers Gustav Stickley and Frank Lloyd Wright.

Book Title : Unwinnable Weekly Issue 14

unwinnable weekly issue 14

Release Date :
ISBN Code :
Book Author : Stu Horvath
Book Publisher : Unwinnable, LLC
Total Pages : 25

Book Summary :

Since 2010, Unwinnable has been a showcase for offbeat, experimental, poignant and funny stories about games, books, movies and even weird stuff, like an advice column from a space marine 38,000 years in the future. We're devoted to examining the intersection of the culture we love and the lives we lead, bringing you the best in pop-cultural criticism, creative non-fiction and the occasional serialized short once a week in a beautiful digital magazine. Unwinnable is life with culture. In this issue, Ian Gonzales talks to Jörg Tittel, writer of the forthcoming graphic novel Ricky Rouse has a Gun about satire and cheap knock-offs. Juan Valdelomar responds to Matt Duhamel’s “An Artist’s Statement” (from way back in Issue Eight) with a statement of his own. Cassidee Moser has a personal revelation thanks to the Nintendo 3DS Street Pass. Finally, Ansh Patel ruminates on how death is not the end in Crusader Kings II. No matter what your taste, Unwinnable Weekly has you covered, so make sure to check out our selection of back issues today!

Book Title :

Release Date : 2017-11-03
ISBN Code : 9785040860159
Book Author : Нил Стивенсон
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Неожиданная катастрофа обрекла Землю на медленную, но неотвратимую гибель. Нации всего мира объединились для осуществления грандиозного проекта – спасти человечество, отправив его представителей в космос. Но непредсказуемость человеческой натуры вкупе с непредвиденными проблемами губят эту затею, и в живых остается лишь горстка людей...Пять тысяч лет спустя их потомки готовятся к очередному путешествию в неведомый и странный мир, полностью преображенный катаклизмом и ходом времени. Они возвращаются на Землю.

Book Title : Fashioning Identity

fashioning identity

Release Date : 2017-02-09
ISBN Code : 9781474249119
Book Author : Maria Mackinney-Valentin
Book Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages : 200

Book Summary :

We dress to communicate who we are, or who we would like others to think we are, telling seductive fashion narratives through our adornment. Yet, today, fashion has been democratized through high-low collaborations, social media and real-time fashion mediation, complicating the basic dynamic of identity displays, and creating tension between personal statements and social performances. Fashioning Identity explores how this tension is performed through fashion production and consumption,by examining a diverse series of case studies - from ninety-year old fashion icons to the paradoxical rebellion in 'normcore', and from soccer jerseys in Kenya to heavy metal band T-shirts in Europe. Through these cases, the role of time, gender, age memory, novelty, copying, the body and resistance are considered within the context of the contemporary fashion scene. Offering a fresh approach to the subject by readdressing Fred Davis' seminal concept of 'identity ambivalence' in Fashion, Culture and Identity (1992), Mackinney-Valentin argues that we are in an epoch of 'status ambivalence', in which fashioning one's own identity has become increasingly complicated.

Book Title :

Release Date : 2014-01-22
ISBN Code : 9785389067516
Book Author : Алессандро Барикко
Book Publisher : Азбука-Аттикус
Total Pages : 256

Book Summary :

Главный персонаж нового романа Алессандро Барикко «Мистер Гвин» — писатель, причем весьма успешный. Его обожают читатели и хвалят критики; книги, вышедшие из-под его пера, немедленно раскупаются. Но вот однажды, после долгой прогулки по Риджентс-парку, он принимает решение: никогда больше не писать романы. «А чем тогда ты будешь заниматься?» — недоумевает его литературный агент. — «Писать портреты людей. Но не так, как это делают художники». Гвин намерен ПИСАТЬ ПОРТРЕТЫ СЛОВАМИ, ведь «каждый человек — это не персонаж, а особая история, и она заслуживает того, чтобы ее записали». Разумеется, для столь необычного занятия нужна особая атмосфера, особый свет, особая музыка, а главное, модель должна позировать без одежды. Несомненно, у Барикко и его alter ego Мистера Гвина возникла странная, более того — безумная идея. Следить за ее развитием безумно интересно. Читателю остается лишь понять, достаточно ли она безумна, чтобы оказаться истинной.

Book Title : The Coming China Wars

the coming china wars

Release Date : 2007-01
ISBN Code : 0132281287
Book Author : Peter Navarro
Book Publisher : Ft Press
Total Pages : 263

Book Summary :

China is now the "factory floor" for global production. It sells to the world at the competition-crushing "China Price" and we as consumers benefit greatly. Unfortunately for the world, this story doesn't end with a cornucopia of cheap Chinese goods on our store shelves. Rather, it begins precisely at this point. It is a story about how the rapid and often chaotic industrialization of the most populous country on the planet has put China on a collision course with the rest of the world. The emergence of China as an economic superpower is currently moving on a path that will affect literally every nation and every person in the world, and potentially cause great turmoil and conflict. The primary purpose of this book is to raise the level of economic and political awareness to a level which will allow all of us, including the Chinese, to begin to think much more deeply about how to stop the Coming China Wars and to participate in the set of very hard choices that must be made.

Book Title :

Release Date : 2009
ISBN Code : 5403021299
Book Author :
Book Publisher :
Total Pages : 668

Book Summary :

The earth has been invaded by a species that take over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed. But Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. Wanderer, the invading "soul" who has been given Melanie's body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn't expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind. Melanie fills Wanderer's thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves--Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body's desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she's never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.--From publisher description.

Book Title : China in 2008

china in 2008

Release Date : 2009
ISBN Code : UOM:39076002811607
Book Author : Kate Merkel-Hess
Book Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Total Pages : 332

Book Summary :

The Beijing Olympics ensured that the world would be watching China in 2008, a year that turned out to be the most tumultuous and traumatic for the country since the massive Tiananmen uprising of 1989. Crippling winter storms, riots in Tibet, the devastating Sichuan earthquake, and many other dramatic events grabbed international headlines. This innovative book—based on postings from the noted group blog/electronic magazine China Beat as well as works from other leading publications and completely new material—takes the unique approach of bringing the timeliness of the blogosphere into book form, expanding and reflecting on stories in the news while retaining the eclectic, opinionated, and engaging feel of the blog. It will be invaluable reading for everyone with a keen interest in China today.

Book Title :

Release Date : 2016-03-16
ISBN Code : 9786171207530
Book Author : Джейн Остин
Book Publisher : Family Leisure Club
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Book Title : Trademark Counterfeiting Product Piracy and the Billion Dollar Threat to the U S Economy

trademark counterfeiting product piracy and the billion dollar threat to the u s economy

Release Date : 1999
ISBN Code : 1567202500
Book Author : Paul R. Paradise
Book Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages : 269

Book Summary :

Journalist and writer Paul Paradise gives an in-depth examination of what's been called the business crime wave of the 21st century--a trend that is already absorbing 5-7 percent of the world's commerce and billions of dollars from the U.S. economy. He explores the history of the problem, how counterfeiting and piracy are done, and how U.S. businesses are trying to battle it. With interviews, commentary, and anecdotes by corporate attorneys, business leaders, and private investigators, Paradise shows what is behind this appalling criminal industry, that ranges from t-shirts and watches to pharmaceuticals and airplane parts. This is an important, well-written study for anyone interested in world trade and the damage that violations of intellectual property laws can inflict.

Book Title : Fake Stuff

fake stuff

Release Date : 2011-03-29
ISBN Code : 9781136817540
Book Author : Yi-Chieh Jessica Lin
Book Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 104

Book Summary :

"The Anthropology of Stuff" is part of a new Series dedicated to innovative, unconventional ways to connect undergraduate students and their lived concerns about our social world to the power of social science ideas and evidence. Our goal with the project is to help spark social science imaginations and in doing so, new avenues for meaningful thought and action. Each "Stuff" title is a short (100 page) "mini text" illuminating for students the network of people and activities that create their material world. Yi-Chieh Lin reveals how the entrepreneurial energy of emerging markets, such as China, includes the opportunity to profit from fake stuff, that is counterfeit goods that rely on our fascination with brand names. Students will discover how the names and logos embroidered and printed on their own clothes carry their own price tag above and beyond the use value of the products themselves. The book provides a wonderful introduction for students to global markets and their role in determining how they function.

Book Title :

Release Date : 2017-09-05
ISBN Code : 9785457647190
Book Author : Софи Ханна
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Существуют книжные герои, с которыми ни за что не хочется расставаться. К таким персонажам относится и Эркюль Пуаро. Понимая это, Фонд наследия Агаты Кристи решил продолжить приключения великого бельгийца. И выбрал в качестве автора нового романа о Пуаро блестящую писательницу детективов Софи Ханну...В начале 1929 года Эркюль Пуаро только-только приехал в Лондон. На Континенте он уже приобрел славу великого сыщика, но в туманном Альбионе маленького бельгийца еще никто не знал. Однако настоящий талант благословен судьбой, и случай проявить себя всегда представится. Так случилось и теперь. Эдвард Кэтчпул, детектив из Скотленд-Ярда – и, волею судеб, сосед Пуаро по пансиону, – рассказал о чрезвычайно запутанном деле. В фешенебельной лондонской гостинице – в трех разных комнатах, но одновременно – умирают трое человек. Что еще более странно, во рту у каждого из них находят золотую запонку с одной и той же монограммой. Тройное убийство – это несомненно. Но – как и почему?.. Надо ли говорить, что великий Эркюль Пуаро просто не мог пройти мимо такой загадки...

Book Title :

Release Date : 2014-10-20
ISBN Code : 9785446717279
Book Author : Теодор Драйзер
Book Publisher : FTM
Total Pages :

Book Summary :

Book Title : The Extreme Future

the extreme future

Release Date : 2006-09-21
ISBN Code : 9781101213490
Book Author : James Canton
Book Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 384

Book Summary :

Dr. James Canton, a renowned futurist, CEO of the Institute for Global Futures, and Fortune 1000 advisor, charts a course to steer you through the volatile changes that lie 5, 10, and 20 years ahead. The Extreme Future is this generation’s Future Shock, Alvin Toffler’s classic book on what’s next and how to prepare for tomorrow. Get ready for fast, radical and complex change. Get ready for the Extreme Future. Our world is constantly buffeted by new and dramatic changes that we can’t fully grasp. No one is fully prepared for the challenges, crises and risks that lie ahead. The Extreme Future is a blueprint for what’s next and how to navigate these changes. An advisor to three White House’s spanning more than 30 years, Dr. Canton challenges us that with the right information about future trends it is possible to identify probable outcomes. It is possible, with the right information to navigate the Extreme Future. The book covers the following major trends: How climate change and energy trends will reshape the planet How shifting population trends will transform the workforce How radical innovation trends will competitively drive business How astounding medicine trends will enhance people’s life How dangerous terrorism trends will threaten the individual. How the rise of China will bring on a new global power struggle The answers to these questions are not only available, but contained within these pages. The Extreme Future is the forecasting handbook for the twenty-first century.

Book Title : Inside Out India and China

inside out india and china

Release Date : 2014-09-30
ISBN Code : 9780815726463
Book Author : William Antholis
Book Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages : 235

Book Summary :

One third of humanity is governed by two capitals, New Delhi and Beijing. Increasingly, these two countries are being led not from the top down, but rather from the Inside Out. In 2014, India overwhelmingly elected Narendra Modi minister, a man who rose to national prominence as chief minister of Gujarat, India's fastest growing state. Likewise, in 2013, Xi Jinping took over as president of China, having served as top official in Zhejiang and Shanghai, two of China's most prosperous provinces. Anticipating these trends and leadership transitions, William Antholis spent five months in 2012 traversing twenty Indian states and Chinese provinces, conducting over three hundred interviews, including with Narendra Modi. Antholis's detailed narratives show what both Modi and Xi Jinping learned firsthand: that local successes—and failures—will determine the future of the world's largest two nations. And his new forward, prepared for this edition, lays out key takeaways from the transitions of 2013 and 2014.

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Release Date : 2015-03-12
ISBN Code : 9785457227149
Book Author : Дэн Ариели
Book Publisher : Litres
Total Pages : 1359

Book Summary :

В этой книге рассказывается о нечестности во всех ее проявлениях. Аргументы автора основаны на результатах множественных психологических экспериментов. Несмотря на то что участники тестов принадлежали к разным культурам, удалось выявить лишь незначительные различия в их поведении, обусловленные национальными или государственными традициями.Результаты и выводы исследований заставят каждого взглянуть на себя «со стороны», задуматься над своими представлениями о правде и лжи и, возможно, пересмотреть их.