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A Selection of my Best Articles and Speeches on IP

I’ve spoken and published on IP theory so much, even I have trouble figuring out which of my various presentations is the best. I still agree with my Against Intellectual Property (published originally 2001) but it has some extraneous information I would now delete, is slightly dated, and I have in the meantime tightened up the language used in the argument and found a few additional arguments. Plus it’s fairly long.

I did a 2009 piece The Case Against IP: A Concise Guide, but it is really too concise to present the argument—it’s more of a guide to the literature on this topic.

In a way I think the best case against IP is encapsulated in this short post: Intellectual Property Rights as Negative Servitudes.

 

Among my longer recent articles, the best pieces are:

1. “Law and Intellectual Property in a Stateless Society,” Libertarian Papers 5 (1) (2013): 1-44

2. “The Case Against Intellectual Property,” in Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics (Prof. Dr. Christoph Lütge, ed.; Springer, 2013) (chapter 68, in Part 18, “Property Rights: Material and Intellectual,” Robert McGee, section ed.)

3. “Intellectual Freedom and Learning Versus Patent and Copyright,” Economic Notes No. 113 (Libertarian Alliance, Jan. 18, 2011) (also published as “Intellectual Freedom and Learning Versus Patent and Copyright,” The Libertarian Standard, Jan. 19, 2011)

(all available here http://www.stephankinsella.com/publications/)

Among my talks—I don’t know. I have too many for me to sort out. Probably the best is the latest—e.g. my 2015 PorcFest talk, and other recent ones:

Until I write a new book from scratch—tentatively titled Copy This Book—this will have to do.

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