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Considerations about Intellectual Property Rights, Innovation and Economic Growth in the Digital Economy

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Author(s): Carmen Nadia CIOCOIU

Journal: Economia : Seria Management
ISSN 1454-0320

Volume: 14;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 310;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: intellectual property rights (IPR) | innovation | economic growth | digital economy | Romania

ABSTRACT
Three technological trends—the omnipresence of information in digital form, the generalised use of computer networks, and the rapid proliferation of the World Wide Web—have profound implications for the way intellectual property (IP) is created, distributed, and accessed by every sector of society. In the last ten years much discussion of these issues has occurred in the literature and political and legislative domain. The information infrastructure offers an extraordinary ease of access to a vast array of information and peril for information to be reproduced inappropriately and for information access to be controlled in new and problematic ways. IPR regimes affect the diffusion of scientific knowledge, the innovation process and, ultimately, economic performance. Information technology raised some problems regarding the protection of intellectual property and drived to the discovery of a large number of solutions during past years. This paper’s purpose is to reveal what is the situation regarding IPR protection, economic growth and innovation in Romania, in the context of digital economy.
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