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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 227.

This is my appearance on Voluntary Japan Live! with host Graham Smith. We talked about ownership of thoughts, the basics of libertarian property rights and terms like ownership, mind, brain, causation, action, property, and so on, intellectual property, the nature of contracts, and, of course, the dreaded “toy helicopter” controversy!

(Brent Ancap had another post about this with additional links and with an excerpt of the video dealing only with the toy helicopter part here; video here.)

 

From the VJ Live! shownotes on Youtube:

Streamed live 4 hours ago

Libertarian IP lawyer and writer for Mises.com Stephan Kinsella joins the show tonight for a discussion on IP, ownership, and the difficult topic of the very nature of property, itself.

Tonight’s talk promises to be lively one, as Stephan and I do not seem to see eye-to-eye on every issue.

There are many things that, I think, ought to be ironed out regarding libertarian attitudes toward IP, and the all-too-common knee jerk reactions of anarchists against things even as legitimate as voluntary terms of use contracts.

Which contracts, for the record, Mr. Kinsella has stated, are indeed legitimate, if unlikely to be entered into.

JOIN THE LIVE CHAT WITH YOUR QUESTIONS! SEE YOU SOON!

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Anarchyball Thread Post:

https://www.facebook.com/Anarchyball/…

“Information is not ownable. Information should not be property.”

~Stephan Kinsella debates Chris LeRoux, 22:07

https://youtu.be/wgJOeWU1Bek

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“Argumentation Ethics, Estoppel, and Libertarian Rights” Presentation (Moscow. Nov. 2, 2014)
http://www.stephankinsella.com/2014/1…

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Mises Wire: The relation between the non-aggression principle and property rights: a response to Division by Zer0

https://mises.org/blog/relation-betwe…

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Patterson in Pursuit Podcast:

https://youtu.be/M22mq4vA4Ew

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 226.

This is a short interview I did while at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Property and Freedom Society, for Grosse Freiheit TV. Video embedded below. I think this is perhaps not my best performance, but some may find it of interest.

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KOL225 | Reflections on the Theory of Contract (PFS 2017)

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 225.

This is my speech delivered earlier today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Property and Freedom Society. Video with higher quality audio will be posted later. Slides used embedded below (or can be downloaded).

Related:

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 224.

I was a guest on the Tom Woods show, Episode 998, today, discussing the work and theories of Hans-Hermann Hoppe. More–

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 223.

I was interviewed for the Our Interesting Times podcast, by host Tim Kelly, for the Aug. 8, 2017 episode, to discuss the basic case against intellectual property law.

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Hoppe: A Précis

On my list of things to write someday is an overview of the social thought of Hoppe, whom I consider to be the preeminent social thinker of our time, along the lines of Oxford University Press’s 100-page “A Very Short Introduction” series (previously called “Past Masters“). In the meantime, the assembled links will have to suffice.

See also:

For some classic and selected recent overviews by Hoppe:

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Answering a Reader about Utilitarianism and IP

From an email sent initially to the wrong me (Stephen Kinsella’s I am Not) a few months back but then helpfully forwarded on to me by my fellow Kinsella. Our edited thread.

From one “Monty”:

Mr.  Kinsella,

I read your essay Against Intellectual Property and it left me with a question I hope you might be willing to answer.  Your justification for protecting tangible property rights–to avoid conflict over scare resources—strikes me as fundamentally utilitarian in nature.  Yet you reject utilitarian defenses of intangible property rights.  But if it is ok to enforce property rights for one utilitarian reason, why is it not ok to enforce property rights for another utilitarian reason?

Thank you, Monty

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 222.

This is my second speech at last weekend’s Mises Brasil’s 2017 “V Conferência de Escola Austríaca” [5th Austrian School Conference], Mises BrasilUniversidade Mackenzie, São Paulo, Brazil (May 12–13, 2017): “Intellectual Property Imperialism Versus Innovation and Freedom.” The Q&A is included even though the questions are in Portuguese; most answers should make sense given the context.  This is a recording from my iPhone; video and higher quality audio will be linked later.

The video is embedded here:

The slides that I use are embedded below.

Slides used for Mises Brasil:

My original slides:

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