Against Intellectual Property

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Against Intellectual Property  
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Against Intellectual Property
Author(s) N. Stephan Kinsella
Country United States
Subject(s) Libertarian theory, Legal theory
Genre(s) Non-fiction
Publisher Ludwig von Mises Institute
Publication date 2008
Media type Print, Digital
Pages 70 p.
ISBN 9781933550329
OCLC Number 708662319

Against Intellectual Property is a monograph written by Stephan Kinsella that makes the case that intellectual property (IP) is wrong on a moral basis. This takes a step away from the usual debate about IP, which is more focused on how to maximize creativity or the artist's earnings.


"I was very skeptical about the anti-IP position before reading this book. However, Kinsella does a masterful job of explaining the illegitimacy of "intellectual" property and how IP is wholly incompatible with private property rights. And although he presents the utilitarian arguments, the ultimate defense of his position is not (much to the chagrin of the Rand worshipers here who probably have not read the book, despite it being available for free on utilitarian in nature."
—Allen Lewis, Mises Store

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