Comment: Trying to following the

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Trying to following the

Trying to following the reasoning here. I'm getting it until here, "You have to introduce a new ownership rule to implement any form of IP, one that takes property rights in already-owned scarce resources from the libertarian owner and transfers it to a third party, just like any other socialistic welfare redistribution scheme."

I don't get how a new IP ownership rule necessarily takes scarce, owned resources from anyone.

For example, when I finish a novel and go to sell it to a publisher, I sell it with the backing of copyright law and my publisher sells it with the backing of copyright law. I don't see how the use of copyright law (the new IP ownership rule) takes any scarce and/or owned resource from anyone else.

Am I misunderstanding the idea on which your argument seems to hing?