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p. 454. Law and entrepreneurshiplocked

  • G. Edward White

Abstract

‘Law and entrepreneurship’ outlines how from the colonial years through the twentieth century, each of the dominant entrepreneurial ventures that emerged were responses to the changing physical and social features of the expanding American nation. They were made possible by legal innovations, whether in the form of a system for recording land titles, state-private partnerships creating exclusive transportation franchises, the application of patent law to industrial sector inventions, or the licensing of radio and television stations and cable franchises. In the twentieth century, aspiring entrepreneurs in the marketing, communications, and entertainment sectors would continue to rely on law to facilitate their ventures and to set permissible limits of their activities.

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