Property: Cases and Materials features sweeping coverage in a single volume, from “old property” (such as the basics of estates in land and servitudes) to “new property,” including intellectual property, cultural property, and property in living things. The text provokes debate on fundamental questions such as the creation of property, information as property, collective vs. individual rights, and property as related to other bodies of law. Its coverage of intellectual property shows how the law grows and responds to social and technological change. Designed for flexibility, stand-alone chapters can be omitted if time constraints require. Property: Cases and Materials includes appellate decisions, statutes, regulations, administrative decisions, law review articles, and non-legal materials. Principal cases include Elvis Presley International Memorial Foundation v. Crowell, Popov v. Hayashi (Barry Bonds home run ball); People v. Chubbs (software for DNA matching), and Dred Scott v. Sandford.
- Updated with more recent cases, including more cases from the twenty-first century than any other major property casebook.
- Improved coverage of natural resources law and intellectual property.
- Thorough update of all existing materials.