Journal of Libertarian Studies

Against Intellectual Property

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

Are there individual rights to one’s intellectual creations, such as inventions or written works? Should the legal system protect such rights? In this article, I summarize current US law on intellectual property rights. I then survey various libertarian views on IP rights, and present what I consider to be the proper view.

Volume 15, Number 2 (2001)


Kinsella, Stephan. “Against Intellectual Property.” Journal of Libertarian Studies 15, No. 2 (2001): 1–53.

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