Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 253.
I spoke today on “A Libertarian’s Case Against Intellectual Property,” at the Federalist Society, University of Berkeley-California. It was well-organized and there was a perceptive and interesting critical commentary by Professor Talha Syed.
This is the audio I recorded on my iPhone; video below; line-mic’d audio here.
My speaking notes pasted below.
Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 252.
This is my appearance on the Death to Tyrants Podcast, Episode 33: Human Rights, Property Rights and Copyrights with Stephan Kinsella (Facebook post), released Oct. 1, 2018, with host Buck Johnson. From the Shownotes:
One of my favorite interviews to date. We get into rights, property, self ownership and the philosophy behind these things. We then move into “intellectual property” and the case against copyright and patents.
This week I feature my interview with the brilliant Stephan Kinsella. We discuss the nature of rights as libertarians view them. We get into property rights, human rights, self ownership and why there is really no such thing as intellectual property. Stephan makes a strong case against copyrights and patents. Stephan’s body of work can be found here: http://www.stephankinsella.com and here: http://c4sif.org Find us online at www.facebook.com/deathtotyrantspodcast Follow me on Twitter @buckrebel
Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 251.
This is my appearance on Creative Juice, by Indepreneur, Episode66: EP66: The Shocking Case For Abolishing Copyright Laws w/ Patent Attorney Stephan Kinsella, Sep 28, 2018, with host Kyle Lemaire. We talked about a variety of matters, from the nature of property rights, Rothbard’s view that all human rights are property rights, Locke’s labor theory of property and the Marxian labor theory of value, the history and general nature of IP rights and why IP rights are incompatible with other property rights. This was a very fast-talking, dense episode with a lot of lecturing and talking from my end, but I think we covered a lot of ground, from the foundations of law and property rights to IP law.
Since its beginning, the music industry has been under heavy government regulation: copyright laws control much of the economy of the music business. Today, there are many voices on the frontline arguing for the abolishment of all intellectual property, including copyright laws…
Stephan Kinsella is a Patent Attorney and advocate for IP Abolishment. On this episode of Creative Juice, Circa sits down with Stephan to discuss the little-known argument against intellectual property and how it may actually be harming independent artists and creatives.
“This is one of my favorite episodes of Creative Juice to date – I highly advise that you learn about this topic and take part in the discussion surrounding these laws. I believe this is one of the most important things to examine in our industry!” – Kyle “Circa” Lemaire
Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 250.
This is the audio of my presentation to the 2018 PFS meeting on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Powerpoint slides embedded below. Youtube embedded below.
Related material: see material linked in the above slides, including:
- KOL001 | “The (State’s) Corruption of (Private) Law” (PFS 2012)
- International Law MOOC (Youtube)
- Sovereignty, International Law, and the Triumph of Anglo-American Cunning | Joseph R. Stromberg
- Rosalyn Higgins, Problems and Process: International Law and How We Use It (Clarendon, 1994)
- Mark Janis, International Law (7th Ed. 2018)
- Restatement (Third) of the Law, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States (1987), HeinOnline, Westlaw (not online)
- American Society of International Law (ASIL), Electronic Information System for International Law (EISIL)
- M.N. Shaw, International Law (7th Ed. 2017)
- Ian Brownlie (Crawford), Principles of Public International Law (1966) (8th ed., 2012)
Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 249.
My appearance on Max Hillebrand’s World Crypto Network show yesterday.
Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 248.
From my recent appearance on Stephan Livera’s bitcoin-focused podcast.
- His story with bitcoin
- Money as Sui Generis Good
- The imprecise application of Lockean property theory
- Why you can’t own bitcoin, but it probably doesn’t make a big difference anyway
- The harmful effects of patents and copyright
- ‘Internet Censorship’ as it relates to property rights and ownership of private social media platforms
Stephan Kinsella links:
- Twitter: @nskinsella
- Stephan’s website: StephanKinsella.com
- Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom
- Stephan Kinsella’s podcast, Kinsella on Liberty
I really enjoyed this conversation with Stephan Kinsella, and I hope you enjoy listening to it. If you get value out of this episode, please remember to share it on your social media as that really helps expand my reach. Thanks guys.
Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 247.
On a recent episode [July 29, 2018] of Free Talk Live, Ian and Mark discuss their disagreement over Mark’s filing a DMCA (copyright) takedown of a critical YouTube video. I called in to discuss this issue and intellectual property with Mark for the July 31 episode. For the full episode, go here. The excerpt with my portion is included here.
I’ve discussed IP and other libertarian issues on FTL before: