A Lockean Theory of Intellectual Property Revisited

36 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2012 Last revised: 6 Mar 2018

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Adam D. Moore

University of Washington - The Information School

Date Written: July 3, 2012

Abstract

Part I of this article will present the main outlines of a Lockean theory of intellectual property. Part II will take up several specific objections that have been leveled against my preferred view. Finally, Part III will consider several general objections to intellectual property.

Keywords: intellectual property, Locke, John Locke, copyright, patent, trade secret, Lockean proviso, proviso on acquisition, moral worsening, the baseline

Suggested Citation

Moore, Adam D., A Lockean Theory of Intellectual Property Revisited (July 3, 2012). San Diego Law Review, Vol. 50, 2012. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2099073 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2099073

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