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KOL150 | Greening Out Interviews Episode 10

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 150.

An interview by the delightful libertarian couple Caity and Dan Greene, from Glasgow, Scotland. We discussed a variety of liberty-related matters, as noted on their show notes for Episode 10:

Stephan Kinsella is Founder and Executive Editor of Libertarian Papers, Founder and Director of the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (C4SIF), a member of the Editorial Board of Reason Papers, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Lexington Books series Capitalist Thought: Studies in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. A registered patent attorney and former adjunct professor at South Texas College of Law, Stephan has published numerous articles and books on IP law, international law, and the application of libertarian principles to legal topics. He received an LL.M. in international business law from King’s College London, a JD from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU, and BSEE and MSEE degrees from LSU. He is currently a member of the Advisory Council of theGovernment Wast and Over-regulation Council of the Our America Initiative (2014—), and a Senior Fellow with the Bastiat Institute (2014–).

We chat about intellectual property and Stephan’s arguments against it, Ayn Rand, free markets, objectivism, anarcho-capitalism, how law may function in a stateless society, the Montessori method of education and more.

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 149.

My recent appearance on the Non-Aggression Podcast with host Mike Cuneo, aka 412 Libertarian. We talked about IP, Georgism, Stefan Molyneux’s use of the DMCA to do a copyright takedown of a critic on youtube, whether Hitler is responsible for the holocaust, and the like.

From his show notes:

IP And Beyond With Stephan Kinsella – Non-Aggression Podcast

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I had the pleasure of speaking at length with Stephan Kinsella, a patent attorney, libertarian author and scholar, and head of the Center For The Study of Innovative Freedom, or C4SIV.

Stephan also runs the site StephanKinsella.com

Causation and Aggression (free PDF file), the paper we spoke about in the later part of the podcast.

One of my favorite articles of all time, “What It Means To Be An Anarcho Capitalist.”

Kinsella is the author of the groundbreaking book “Against Intellectual Property”(freely available for download)

Here is the article that I alluded to when speaking about the marble statue example, as to why creation alone is not sufficient or necessary for ownership.

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 148.

I was a guest last night on Freedom Feens (Aug 28, 2014): Stephan Kinsella Battles The Copyright Zombies And Patent Trolls – Freedom Feens live radio archive “Stephan Kinsella is an intellectual property attorney who hates intellectual property laws. He explains why, and what can be done about it. It’s one of the best chats we’ve heard from him yet.

Derrick J. Freeman and Davi Barker help. Michael W. Dean isn’t there, and Davi is only there sometimes, because some patent somewhere is messing with their Internet.”

Some links for matters discussed in the show:

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KOL147 | Tom Woods Show: Patents and Liberty

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 147.

I appeared on the Tom Woods Show today (Aug. 20, 2014 episode), to discuss patents and liberty.

 

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 146.

Today I had a discussion with Williamson Evers, about his pathbreaking 1977 article Toward a Reformulation of the Law of Contracts, which was the first article ever published in the Journal of Libertarian Studies (Evers’s other JLS articles).

This article was relied on heavily by Rothbard, in ch. 19 of The Ethics of Liberty, “Property Rights and the Theory of Contracts.” I discuss this piece in detail in my 2003 JLS article A Libertarian Theory of Contract: Title Transfer, Binding Promises, and Inalienability, and I also discuss it in my post Justice and Property Rights: Rothbard on Scarcity, Property, Contracts….

A fascinating interview. We discussed the genesis of this important theory and related matters. I appreciate greatly Dr. Evers taking time to discuss this matter with me.

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KOL145 | Peace, Love and Liberty Radio

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 145.

From Episode 87 of PPL Radio:

Join Darryl W. Perry on Peace, Love, Liberty Radio as he brings you news, views and opinions while promoting the ideas of peaceful interaction. The show is live from the LRN.FM studio in Keene, the Shire, Sundays 3-5pm (Eastern).
Your calls are welcome at 603-435-1105
A response to Ann Coulter :: NJ school to students: return your laptops to be destroyed :: Florida Judge tells legislature to redraw districts :: Stephan Kinsella joins the show to discuss intellectual property, the history of copyright and patents, and his path to liberty

 

 

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KOL144 | Corbett Report Radio (2012)

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 144.

I was a guest back in Mar. 28, 2012  on The Corbett Report, with host James Corbett (from Japan), discussing IP. From his description:

Writer, thinker, lawyer and Austro-anarchist libertarian legal theorist Stephan Kinsella joins us to discuss his writing on intellectual property. We discuss the philosophical roots of property rights, how IP differs from those concepts, and how alternative models of making money from creative work are being pioneered in the age of the internet.

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KOL143 | Liberty Conspiracy with Gardner Goldsmith (2012)

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 143.

Sigh. Yes, IP, as usual.

I was a guest on Mar. 26, 2012 on Liberty Conspiracy, with host Gardner Goldsmith, discussing IP and related libertarian matters.

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 142.

I was a guest on HMS-TV, Feb. 23, 2012, 6:30-7:30 pm CST (Houston’s Public Affairs Public Access Live program), with host David Hutzelman. We discussed IP, SOPA, etc. We tried to find a local intelligent and civil pro-IP libertarian or Objectivist to debate me, but no luck (no surprise: There Are No Good Arguments for IP).

The video is available on YouTube here, and streamed below.

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KOL141 | FreeTalkLive: IP and SOPA (2012)

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 141.

This is from the Jan. 22, 2012 FreeTalkLive in which I was a guest, discussing intellectual property and SOPA. I was on for two hours on FreeTalkLive (1-22-12 show), with hosts Mark Edge and Stephanie. We discussed intellectual property and SOPA.

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KOL140 | Liberty Underground Radio (2012)

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 140.

As noted here, I was a guest Jan. 20, 2012 on the Liberty Underground Radio Show on the 1787 Radio Network, discussing IP for about 25 minutes. The reason they invited me on was the hosts, in discussing SOPA and PIPA in the Dec. 31, 2011 show (hour 1, starting about 10 minutes in), had a dispute about IP. Although the main host questioning me was on the fence about IP, he was open-minded, fair, and civil, and I think he moved a bit in the anti-IP direction by the end.

The show has a podcast (feed) and my segment was on the second hour, starting at about 25:25 (audio).

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  • Speaking on “Balancing Intellectual Property Rights and Civil Liberties: A Libertarian Perspective” (The Politic Presents” lecture series, Yale University, New Haven, CT, Oct. 2, 2014)
  • Speaking on “Libertarianism After Fifty Years: A Reassessment and Reappraisal,” NYC LibertyFest (October 11, 2014)
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KOL139 | Power and Market Report with Albert Lu

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 139. 

Albert Lu interviewed me for his Power and Market podcast, posted July 29, 2014. Unlike most interviews, we talked about education, career choices, and related matters. This is an edited version of a longer interview. The longer one can be obtained by requesting access here.

Lu’s description for the longer interview (which will be posted anon):

Interview Highlights

In this interview, Stephan speaks directly to prospective law students, internet entrepreneurs, and technology capitalists about the practice of law and the dangerous world of intellectual property.

We also took time to discuss his own academic career and his multiple transitions from engineering student, to lawyer, to proprietor and independent scholar.
This was a fun interview and reminds me of reason I began this project in the first place.
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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 138. 

This is my appearance on the most recent episode (376) of Ben Stone’s Bad Quaker podcast, Recorded July 16, 2014, posted July 27, 2014. From his description page:

“Stephan Kinsella and Ben Stone have a chat about getting even, property rights, and how many libertarians can dance on the head of a pin.

Links:

We also talked about Tesla and patents.

 

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 137.

I participated in an impromptu Google Hangout by Daniel Rothschild for his “Live Free, Die Old” podcast, including Matt Gilliland and James Cox, on the night after I did a Liberty.me seminar. Rambling and casual. We give poor Cox a bit too much grief for being confused and apparently relativist about rights. Good times.

*** For an extra, see the Youtube at the bottom, a 30 minute talk between me and Cox, when I was in Banff Canada and lost in the woods and shooting the sh*t with him.

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 136.

A discussion with Carlos Morales on the Truth Over Comfort podcast. We discuss children’s rights, spanking, my article “How We Come To Own Ourselves,” “intractable” issues like abortion, etc.

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KOL135 | Life, Liberty and Proper Tea

Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 135.

My discussion with Bernie Greene of the Life, Liberty and Proper Tea podcast, released July 18, 2014. From his shownotes:

“Stephan Kinsella has made some profound contributions to the liberty philosophy. Here we touch on the nature of law in a free society, IP, democracy vs other forms of tyranny and, of course, pipe smoking.

http://www.stephankinsella.com/

And this is Stephan’s podcast feed. It includes some incredibly interesting stuff including an entire lecture series on Libertarian Legal Theory. I’ve listened to many of the podcasts several times. Truly excellent stuff.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/kinsella-on-liberty/id595093254

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My second interview with The Daily Bell just came out. It’s fairly informal but lengthy and complements the earlier one, and has a bit fewer links and adopts a more colloquial tone. It seems to be getting very positive feedback on Facebook etc. FYI. The recent and older one are linked below. The interview shows how heavily influenced I am and how permeated my thought has been by what I consider to be by far the greatest libertarian/liberal thinkers, Mises, Rothard, and Hoppe.

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Kinsella on Liberty Podcast, Episode 134.

This is my appearance as a Guest panelist on This Week in LawEpisode 267 (July 18, 2014).  Brief description: “Are patent trolls losing ground? Dish Anywhere in the Aereo aftermath, FCC gets 1 million comments on U.S. net neutrality debate and more!”

Once again, the hosts and the other guest were congenial to my radical anti-IP views, and the other guest, law professor Harry Surden, basically acknowledged that there is no clear empirical evidence in favor of the patent system. (BTW the title of the show stemmed from my use of the fancy SAT word eleemosynary—it’s used in Louisiana law on occasion, which is how I know, but it is obscure, but a fun word, so I had to drop it in the conversation…

Some of my previous posts related to some of the topics discussed:

My previous two appearances on TWiL were: KOL104 | This Week in Law 97: God Creates. We Patent. IP, Net Neutrality, etc (2011) and KOL103 | This Week in Law 133: Beyonce, Bad Laws, and Breastaurants (2011).

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