A Lockean Theory of Intellectual Property Revisited
36 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2012 Last revised: 6 Mar 2018
Date Written: July 3, 2012
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
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