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  1. IPR and Taylor Swift

    A quick recap on United States intellectual property for my students.

    Copyrights and patents are monopolies granted in law to creators so as to encourage the creation of ideas and expression. Trademarks protect a "sign" (e.g., a logo or terms) associated with products or services. You can assign, transfer ...

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  2. The Metaphors of Privilege

    Privilege is often understood by way of metaphor. Like any tool, a given metaphor is apt for some tasks more so than others. Even so, “when you only have a hammer everything looks like a nail.” Hence, it’s worth considering the merits of metaphors related to privilege.

    privilege as ...
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  3. A Cultural History of Privilege

    The notion of privilege, an unearned advantage relative to and perhaps at the expense of others, first arose in the context of class and racism in America. In 1920, sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois observed how “the discovery of personal whiteness among the world’s peoples is a very ...

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