Intangible Property: Privacy, Power, and Information Control

American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 35, October 1998

14 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2011 Last revised: 6 Mar 2018

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Adam D. Moore

University of Washington - The Information School

Date Written: 1998

Abstract

This article offers an explication and defense of a Lockean model of intangible property. My goal is not to defend this model against all comers — rather, I will begin with weak, and hopefully, widely shared assumptions, sketch a theory based on these assumptions, and then proceed to the more meaningful task of analyzing a number of issues related to information control. Simply put, I will argue that individuals can own information about themselves and others. Moreover, I will make a case for limiting what can be done with intangible property based, in part, on privacy rights.

Suggested Citation

Moore, Adam D., Intangible Property: Privacy, Power, and Information Control (1998). American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 35, October 1998. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1973736

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