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Intellectual Property and Copyright

Adam D. Moore

University of Washington - The Information School

December 29, 2012

Legal protections for intellectual property have a rich history that stretches back to ancient Greece and before. As different legal systems matured in protecting intellectual works, there was a refinement of what was being protected within different areas. Over the same period several strands of moral justification for intellectual property were offered: namely, personality-based, utilitarian, and Lockean. This essay will discuss all of these topics, focusing on Anglo-American and European legal and moral conceptions of intellectual property.

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Keywords: copyright, intellectual property, literary property, author's rights

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Date posted: December 30, 2012 ; Last revised: February 27, 2013

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Moore, Adam D., Intellectual Property and Copyright (December 29, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2194729 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2194729

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