Roderick Long’s Classic Demolition of Intellectual Property

by Stephan Kinsella on April 9, 2011

In his great (1995) article The Libertarian Case Against Intellectual Property Rights. This was published in the great, but obscure, journal formulations (1993-2000), the archives of which are online. See also Long’s Owning Ideas Means Owning People; Thoughtcrime; Bear Becomes Mushroom; Trout Implicated; Comments on Bedirhanoğlu and Schaefer.


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PeaceRequiresAnarchy January 15, 2013 at 10:03 pm

I have handed Roderick’s above article to people in an attempt to change their views on IP in the past and I have found that the mere mention of Ayn Rand turned them off. Of course that’s their problem that they stop being able to think rationally when the names of people they don’t like are mentioned, but still, if the goal is simply to persuade them despite their prejudices, then this article often doesn’t do the job.

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