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Benjamin Franklin (17 January 1706 [O.S. 6 January 1705]–17 April 1790) was a printer, inventor, philosopher, and statesman. He wrote and published pamphlets promoting his inventions, but never patented any of them or contested their patenting by others. He wrote that "as we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously."
- Benjamin Franklin at Wikipedia
- Benjamin Franklin at Wikibéral (French; see translation)
- "Ben Franklin on Liberty" by Gary Galles, February 2003
- The Emergence of Benjamin Franklin (audio) by Murray N. Rothbard (from Part 1 of Conceived in Liberty, Volume II: "Developments in the Separate Colonies.")
- "Benjamin Franklin Was All Wet on Economics" by Alexander Villacampa, August 2006
- Benjamin Franklin, the first IP pirate? by Matthew Lasar, September 2010