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Intellectual Property is Common Property

Arguments for the abolition of private intellectual property rights

Beschreibung

Defenders of intellectual property rights argue that these rights are justified because creators and inventors deserve compensation for their labour, because their ideas and expressions are their personal property and because the total amount of creative work and innovation increases when inventors and creators have a prospect of generating high income through the exploitation of their monopoly rights. Andreas Von Gunten shows in this essay that the classical arguments for the justification of private intellectual property rights can be contested, and that there are many good reasons to abolish intellectual property rights completely in favour of an intellectual commons where every person is allowed to use every cultural expression and invention in whatever way he wishes.

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Verlag: buch & netz
Bereich: Fachbücher
Anzahl Seiten: 110
Erscheinungsjahr: 2015
ISBN: 978-3-03805-039-1 (print), 978-3-03805-197-8 (PDF), 978-3-03805-198-5 (ePub), 978-3-03805-199-2 (mobi/kindle)
Beschreibung

Defenders of intellectual property rights argue that these rights are justified because creators and inventors deserve compensation for their labour, because their ideas and expressions are their personal property and because the total amount of creative work and innovation increases when inventors and creators have a prospect of generating high income through the exploitation of their monopoly rights. Andreas Von Gunten shows in this essay that the classical arguments for the justification of private intellectual property rights can be contested, and that there are many good reasons to abolish intellectual property rights completely in favour of an intellectual commons where every person is allowed to use every cultural expression and invention in whatever way he wishes.

Foreword

Introduction

1. The Classical Justifications for Intellectual Property Rights

  • Justification by natural law
  • Utilitarian justification
  • Justification by personality rights
  • Justifications for intellectual property rights restrictions

2. Control Rights and Income Rights, or Does The Creator Deserve His De Jure Monopoly?

  • Income Rights
  • Control Rights

3. The Myth of The Individual Creator

  • The creator as a meme copy machine
  • The creative process as a collective process

4. A Just Society with Intellectual Commons

  • The missing evidence for the incentive argument
  • Libertarian justification for intellectual commons
  • Egalitarian justification for intellectual commons
  • The creative work as a common good

Conclusion

Literature

About the Author

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