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Information asset as property: a legal perspective

Zulhuda, Sonny and Ansari, Abdul Haseeb (2014) Information asset as property: a legal perspective. In: Contemporary Issues in International Law: Environment, International Trade, Information Technology and Legal Education. Satyam Law International , India, pp. 397-408. ISBN 9789382823087

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The way people today store, reformulate and process information – and eventually generate revenues out of it, had marked the shift from a raw material-based and labor-exploiting business to the information and knowledge-based entrepreneurship. Information is increasingly becoming a commodity instead of just a business process tools. This paper attempts to revisit the notion of information as an asset and to analyze how law responds to this development. The first part seeks to reconfirm that information is the new big thing in today’s business that is characterized by globalization, digitization and deregulation of rules. The second describes and analyzes how the law –notably at the judges’ hands– contributes to the strengthening of this notion by tendency to recognize the proprietary status of information – something that is not so well established just yet. The paper argues that the law is in a changing mode towards a more information age-friendly one.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 6473/35662
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information, intangible asset, property, law and legislation
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP490 Furūʻ al-fiqh. Substantive law. Branches of law. > KBP1155 Intellectual and industrial property
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Dr Sonny Zulhuda
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2015 15:29
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 15:29
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/35662

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