The Human Body and Private Property: Sperm Harvesting
(2018) 7 Prop L Rev 2017
8 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2019
Date Written: February 6, 2019
Among other functions, the concept of property as it is invoked in a legal system seeks to resolve novel disputes concerning scarce resources. Bruce H Ziff writes that 'since property depends on whether the law will recognize and enforce entitlements (and non-property on the refusal to do so), it follows that novel claims of property may be validated or rejected by the courts and the legislatures. Property is not a static concept, but rather is in a constant state of flux. This fluidity is apparent when disputes over new forms of property erupt, such as can occur in respect to the human body.
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Keywords: Human Body Parts, Private Property, Sperm Harvesting
JEL Classification: K10
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