|The protection of intellectual property rights in outer space activities
|Tosaporn Leepuengtham, Author
|Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017
|ISBN / ISSN / EAN :
|vi, 249 p. / 24 cm
|Includes bibliographical references and index
|Intellectual property rights ; Outer space--Law and legislation ; Space law
|While outer space itself remains out of reach for most of us, the results of space activities and developments from space technology are becoming increasingly integrated in our daily lives. Recognising the importance of these technologies, this book explores how existing legal protection methods may be enforced if the unauthorised use takes place beyond conventional territorial borders in outer space. In this detailed and considered study, Tosaporn Leepuengtham examines the problems which may arise in terms of the protection of intellectual property rights in space activities under two national jurisdictions; the US and the UK. She explores the conflict beteen intellectual property law's scheme of private exclusive rights and the fundamental principle of space law, which is the common heritage of mankind.