Policy Documents

Reasserting the Property Rights Source of IP

Seth L. Cooper –
June 13, 2013
Economic prosperity generated by and through intellectual property is dependent upon the existence of the same conceptual and legal framework applicable to property rights more generally. Of course, such framework may be adapted in certain appropriate ways to take into account the advances of the Information Age. But there is no justification for excluding intellectual property from fundamental principles of property law that government is charged with enforcing.