Law

Alexander Peukert

Güterzuordnung als Rechtsprinzip

[The Allocation of Goods as a Principle of Law.]

2008. XXII, 984 pages.

Jus Privatum 138

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Social, economic and technological developments bring about new goods. Some people will claim to be entitled to use and market them exclusively, whereas others will invoke their freedom of action to lawfully benefit from the goods. Alexander Peukert discusses which approach is valid under German law.
Social, economic and technological developments have resulted in the creation of new goods such as electricity, merchandising of celebrities, or Internet domains. As long as the legislator has not made a specific decision about whom to grant exclusive rights for such new goods, some people will claim to be entitled to use and market them exclusively, whereas others will invoke their freedom of action to lawfully benefit from the goods. Alexander Peukert discusses which approach is valid under German law. Are the courts entitled to recognize new exclusive rights? Relying on a thorough analysis of private, procedural and constitutional law, the author develops a general theory of German property law. He concludes his study with a critique of Locke's assumption that property is liberty.
Authors/Editors

Alexander Peukert ist Inhaber eines Lehrstuhls für Bürgerliches Recht und Wirtschaftsrecht mit Schwerpunkt im internationalen Immaterialgüterrecht an der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Exzellenzcluster »Die Herausbildung normativer Ordnungen".

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz u. Urheberrecht Int. — 2010, 91–92 (Olaf Sosnitza)
In: UFITA — 2010, 515–521 (Haimo Schack)
In: Archiv für die civilistische Praxis — 2010, 763–770 (Karl-Nikolaus Peifer)