Many contemporary theoristsÂ and commentators frame the question of intellectual property as a question of ownership over ideas. In this framework, a new product is seen as an embodiment of a new idea. Producing multiple copies of a new product is
The following is adapted from a recent presentation at a Mises Toronto Pub night. Let me start off by saying I have a lot respect for Robert Wenzel. Robert Wenzel is the editor and publisher of EconomicPolicyJournal.com, a very popularâ€”and
[Originally published in The Freeman, Volume 61, Issue 5, June 2011] Advocates of free-market capitalism commonly believe in the legitimacy of intellectual property (IP) because IP rights are thought to be important to a system of private property. But are
Kosovo is Europeâ€™s newest country after declaring independence from Serbia in 2008. It is at the same time Europeâ€™s poorest countryâ€”with unemployment approaching a staggering 49% and around 30% of the population living below the â€œpoverty line.â€ However, as bad
Does Ayn Rand and her Objectivist philosophy support Austrian economics, libertarianism and Anarcho-capitalism? NO!
In response to an earlier post, Redmond wrote: Say what you will about Rand – many people who I have met who are interested in the Austrian School came to it through Ayn Rand. And they are young enough that
The following was originally posted by Wendy McElroy on The Freeman blog siteÂ at: http://www.thefreemanonline.org/headline/copyright-ruling/ In my view, Wendy (a Canadian) is this country’s greatest living libertarian treasure. She has written on the absurdity of “intellectual property” since at least 1980
Fair dealing has played a prominent role in the hearings on Bill C-32, with education and creator groups debating the merits and impact of the proposed reforms.Â Unfortunately, much of the discussion hasÂ confused rather than clarified the issue with misleading