Feb. 3 Student Presentation Matierials

For the class presentation on Tuesday, we will be examining the philosophical underpinnings of IP law, and their relation to creativity and creation. The brief assigned reading below is a brief introduction to the 3 brief common philosophical justifications for IP. Did I mention the reading is brief. I will be referring to the other sources during my presentation, so I provided the links in case anyone wants them. Briefly.

Assigned Readings

  • http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/intellectual-property/
  • only read these sections
    • 1. History of Intellectual Property
    • 3. Justifications and Critiques
    • 3.1 Personality-Based Justifications of Intellectual Property
    • 3.2 The Utilitarian Incentives-Based Argument for Intellectual Property
    • 3.3 Lockean Justifications of Intellectual Property

Other Sources

  • US report on patent system efficiency: http://mises.org/sites/default/files/An%20Economic%20Review%20of%20the%20Patent%20System_Vol_3_3.pdf
  • Fox Film Corp. v. Doya https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/286/123/case.html#127
  • Kendall v. Winsor https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/62/322/case.html#327
  • Millar v. Taylor http://www.commonlii.org/uk/cases/EngR/1769/44.pdf

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