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|Resource title||Against Intellectual Monopoly|
|Author(s)||Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine|
|Summary text/ abstract||"Intellectual property" – patents and copyrights – has become controversial. We witness teenagers being sued for "pirating" music, and we observe AIDS patients in Africa dying because of their lack of ability to pay for drugs that are expensively priced by patent holders. Are patents and copyrights essential to thriving creation and innovation? Do we need them so that we all may enjoy fine music and good health? Across time and space the resounding answer is: No. So-called intellectual property is in fact an "intellectual monopoly" that hinders rather than helps the competitive free market regime that has delivered wealth and innovation to our doorsteps. This book broadly covers both copyrights and patents and is designed for a general audience, with its focus on everyday examples. The authors conclude that the only sensible policy to follow is to eliminate the patent and copyright systems as they currently exist.|
|Library categories||Anarchism & Action, Direct Action & Protest, Economics, FOSS & Linux, Hacktivism, Technology|
Against Intellectual Monopoly [4.1 megabytes]