Against Intellectual Property

Stephan Kinsella

Would a libertarian society recognize patents as legitimate? What about copyright? In Against Intellectual Property, Stephan Kinsella, a patent attorney of many years’ experience, offers his response to these questions. Kinsella is altogether opposed to intellectual property, and he explains his position in this brief but wide-ranging book.

Against Intellectual Propery by Stephan Kinsella
Meet the Author
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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Since 1988 I’ve been fascinated with Hans-Hermann Hoppe’s “ argumentation ethics” defense of libertarian rights. This was around the time I was exposed to the legal concept “estoppel” in a contracts...
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Mises Institute, 2008