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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/7622/oliva-on-objectivists-and-second-hand-property-rights/

Oliva on Objectivists and “Second-hand Property Rights”

January 5, 2008 by

In response to my post Objectivist Law Prof Mossoff on Copyright; or, the Misuse of Labor, Value, and Creation Metaphors, Skip Oliva, founder of the Voluntary Trade Council, has written a fascinating, original, and insightful critique of the “intellectual property” and related theories of Objectivism.


averros January 12, 2008 at 8:30 pm

Chad & other proponents of IP -

I find it funny that you propose us, anti-IP people, to live without “fruits” of IP. As if we have a choice – IP is imposed on us by the boot of the law.

How about *you* living without things which would be totally impossible if IP laws were actually enforced in a consistent manner? Let me see… you’d be without majority of medicines, without cars, without computers, without Internet?

We’d be spared your inane defense of the arbitrary monoply grants on thoughts, that’s for sure.

ktibuk January 13, 2008 at 2:20 pm

“IP is imposed on us by the boot of the law”

What a load of bull.

Is it that hard not to copy something that you havent created? Do you really have to steal music, movies and books?

Todays patent laws might prevent you from using some tech that you have invented yourself and that is wrong. I will be with you to try to repell those laws, but if you insist you are entitled to the copy of some others creation, you are nothing but a thief.

Also Chads suggestions is reasonable.

You may use linux which has been made free by the creators.

But you want to force microsoft to supply you free copies of windows. You assume you are entitled to a copy of windows.

You are not. Whoever created windows doesn’t owe you anything. You don’t own his fruits of labor, or him. He is not your slave.

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