21 K.L.J. 1 (2010)

handle is hein.journals/kingsclj21 and id is 1 raw text is: Open Borders, the US Economic Espionage Act
of 1996, and the Global Movement
of Knowledge and People
Shubha Ghosh*
I. INTRODUCTION
curring concern in intellectual property (IP) law is that of boundaries.' This ar
ses on the intersection between boundaries in IP law and those in immigration pc
Economic Espionage Act (EEA) of 1996 2 provides a case study of how IP law is 1
olice real world boundaries across which people and ideas move. The Act
.onstrates how IP law has expanded its own boundaries by by undergoil
sformation: from a legal tool used to regulate markets and competition it has becl
>1 that can be used to police political and economic concerns of domestic sect
information control. This article presents the argument that IP serves to defiru
adaries of the nation state.
Ewo foundational concepts are at play in this article: the movement of people
rnovement of information. Immigration law and policy governs the movemer
>le across national borders. The movement of people within national borders
ss reizional horders (such as between states or cities) is izoverned in the USA h-v

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