Comment: Intellectual property

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Intellectual property

is a subject of debate within the libertarian community.

Problem being (from a libertarian standpoint) that the government has to use force to enforce copyright protections. Libertarians don't like the use of force, except to defend one's life or property.

There is a debate coming up, and in true libertarian spirit, it looks to be a knife fight. Stephan Kinsella (who does not believe in IP) vs. Robert Wenzel, who does.

Details, and the first few slashes in the knife fight, here:

At the very least, it should be entertaining,

p.s. Brian, if I were to make a copy of the new U2 Album, after it was released, and I purchased a legal CD, and mailed it to you, would that be stealing?

Just curious.

What if instead of making a CD, I made a casette tape of it.

Were the mix-tapes of yore "theft?"

Just askin' (for the purpose of stretching the brain)


All art is only done by the individual. The individual is all you ever have, and all schools only serve to classify their members as failures. E.H.