Books for review -- and a couple of films

JIPLP has received two more books for review. If you are interested in reviewing one of them, please email Sarah Harris at and tell her of your interest, ideally by close of play on Friday 29 May. If you are not yet known to JIPLP as a contributor or reviewer, do send us your CV or tell us why you think you are the right person to review the book you are are requesting. Don't forget: if you review the book, you get to keep it. These are the books:


Title: Intellectual Property And General Legal Principles: Is IP a Lex Specialis?
Editor: Graeme B. Dinwoodie (Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law, University of Oxford)
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
The rule of lex specialis serves as an interpretative method to determine which of two contesting norms should be used to govern. In this book, the lex specialis label is broadly applied to intellectual property and connects a series of questions: What is the scope of intellectual property law? What is the relationship between intellectual property law and general legal principles? To what extent are intellectual property laws exceptional?
Further information concerning this title can be accessed from the publisher's web page for it here


Title: The SAGE Handbook of Intellectual Property

Editors: Matthew David (Durham University, UK) and Debora Halbert (University of Hawaii at Manoa)
Publisher: SAGE
This Handbook brings together scholars from around the world in addressing the global significance of, controversies over and alternatives to intellectual property (IP) today. It brings together over fifty of the leading authors in this field across the spectrum of academic disciplines, from law, economics, geography, sociology, politics and anthropology. 
This volume addresses the full spectrum of IP issues including copyright, patent, trademarks and trade secrets, as well as parallel rights and novel applications. In addition to addressing the role of IP in an increasingly information based and globalized economy and culture, it also challenges the utility and viability of IP today and addresses a range of alternative futures
Further information concerning this title can be accessed from the publisher's web page for it here.


JIPLP is also seeking reviewers for a couple of controversial films:
Fire in the Blood (details here
Google and the World Brain (details here)
The reviewer will be able to view the film through Vimeo streaming, the access details for which will be provided by JIPLP.

If you believe that you are suitably qualified to review the film in question, please email Sarah Harris at and tell her why, again by Friday 29 May if possible.

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