It just so happens that Rothbard was right.
But I don't understand, who on the pro-IP side is calling for a state? We are all anarchists, just like Rothbard. Nobody is saying that you need the state to enforce IP. We are all in favor of private law that rules on contract disputes and private law enforcement that enforces the decisions made through the private law.
The question at hand is whether private law would recognize IP. This question boils down to whether private law would recognize restrictive covenants on digital products that prevent a buyer from copying the product. I say yes.
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