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Winter 12-14-2011


Comparative and Foreign Law | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Intellectual Property Law | Library and Information Science

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Religion plays a major role in determining culture, and has an important effect on how laws are both written and enforced. The concept of intellectual property varies in different cultural traditions, and the dominant religion of a culture plays a major role in the how copyright is viewed and if it is respected or enforced. This paper briefly evaluates the cultures of three major religious and intellectual traditions to determine what, if any, effect their beliefs and values have on the respect for and enforcement of laws defending intellectual property and copyright.


From the Fifteenth Cross-Cultural Research Conference, December 11-14, 2011, Kona Hawai’i.

Taken from the conference program.