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The Property Rights Movement and Intellectual Property


Richard A. Epstein


New York University School of Law; Stanford University - Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace; University of Chicago - Law School


Regulation, Vol. 30, No. 4, Winter 2007-2008
U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 381

Abstract:     
The previous issue of Regulation contains a provocative attempt by University of California, Berkeley law professor Peter Menell to discredit what he calls the property rights movement (PRM) for its supposed "absolutist" stance on intellectual property. As part of the article, he asserts that I participate in (or perhaps even lead) a movement that poses a profound danger to the efficient operation of our complex system of intellectual property law, especially as it relates to patents and copyrights. In this article, I argue that this characterization is inaccurate. I believe that there are rights over intellectual property, but they differ in important ways from rights over real property.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 7

Keywords: patents, injunction, absolute rights, equitable relief, genomic patents, water law, property rights, intellectual property, tangible property, infringement, policy, property rights movement, law

JEL Classification: K11, K23, K41, L12

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Date posted: January 20, 2008  

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Epstein, Richard A., The Property Rights Movement and Intellectual Property. Regulation, Vol. 30, No. 4, Winter 2007-2008; U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 381. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1085411

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