Intellectual property: An unnecessary evil

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April 27, 2011
Adam Smith Institute
by Jock Coats  
Posted in Commentary

"Intellectual property rights -- better thought of as intellectual monopoly rights -- are an unnecessary evil. They are unnecessary because all their stated, utilitarian aims can be achieved by other means. They are an evil because granting artificial rights to non-property restricts everyone else’s property rights." (04/27/11)  


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