The Libertarian Challenge to Intellectual Property Law

2019-03-18T18:48:02-05:00April 24th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Law professor Lawrence Lessig has famously challenged recent extensions of intellectual property law and defended the importance of a public-domain "cultural commons" through his books such as Free Culture. Some libertarian theorists and economists have gone even further and proposed that we should abolish intellectual property, particularly copyrights and patents, entirely. I've summarized some of [...]