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Jan 24, 2006 7:08 pm

New Anti-IP Resource

[cross-posted at Austro-Athenian Empire]

A draft of Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine’s book Against Intellectual Monopoly is available online. It offers, inter alia, an interesting critique of the innovation-requires-intellectual-property argument.

Conical hat tip to Alex Singleton via Kevin Carson.

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William J. Stepp - 1/26/2006

The new symbol will be the copyright symbol with a diagonal slash through it from southeast to northwest, assuming it can be created and saved in Word.

William J. Stepp - 1/25/2006


It's not copyrighted.

William J. Stepp - 1/25/2006

Check out the article in today's Wall Street Journal.
Vandana Shiva has a book, Protect or Plunder? Understanding Intellectual Property Rights, that questions the myth that patents stimulate creativity.

William Marina - 1/25/2006

Dear Rod,
Thanks for the citation. As someone who has written several textbooks, one at the high school level and another at the college, I especially liked the comments about that monopoly. My experience is that it is also very much tied to marketing, which remains rather andaluvian as compared to the recent technologies of publishing.
Bill Marina