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Against Intellectual Property

The Journal of Libertarian Studies

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07/30/2014Stephan Kinsella

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)


Stephan Kinsella

Stephan Kinsella is an attorney in Houston, director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom, and editor of Libertarian Papers.

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