Against intellectual property

Martin, Brian . Against intellectual property., 1998 In: UNSPECIFIED, (ed.) Information Liberation : Challenging the Corruptions of Information Power. Freedom Press, pp. 29-56. [Book chapter]


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There is a strong case for opposing intellectual property. Among other things, it often retards innovation and exploits Third World peoples. Most of the usual arguments for intellectual property do not hold up under scrutiny. In particular, the metaphor of the marketplace of ideas provides no justification for ownership of ideas. The alternative to intellectual property is that intellectual products not be owned, as in the case of everyday language. Strategies against intellectual property include civil disobedience, promotion of non-owned information, and fostering of a more cooperative society.

Item type: Book chapter
Keywords: Information liberation. Freedom of information. Corruption of information power. Capitalist usurpation of information. Anarchist critique to capitalism to build a cooperative society.
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues. > ED. Intellectual property: author's rights, ownership, copyright, copyleft, open access.
E. Publishing and legal issues. > EE. Intellectual freedom.
E. Publishing and legal issues. > EF. Censorship.
B. Information use and sociology of information
Depositing user: Zapopan Martín Muela-Meza
Date deposited: 03 Feb 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:02


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