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KOL013 | “Intellectual Property and Libertarianism,” Mises University 2009


Kinsella on Liberty Podcast: Episode 013.

“Intellectual Property and Libertarianism,” speech presented at Mises University 2009 (July 30, 2009; audio & video; Youtube version embedded below); speech podcast on The Lew Rockwell Show, #131, as The Intellectual Property Racket (Aug. 19, 2009).

This presentation was different than others I’ve done in the past on IP, partly because, as it for students, I tried to start from the ground up, and also to integrate the proper approach to IP with the essential principles of libertarian political philosophy. Thus part of the talk summarized my view of what libertarianism is, and then applied it to IP; this summary view of the libertarian framework was distilled from a more elaborated version, contained in my “What Libertarianism Is.”

My article “Intellectual Property and Libertarianism,” Mises Daily (Nov. 17, 2009), was based in part on this speech, and also on “What Libertarianism Is.” An earlier version (without endnotes) was published as “Intellectual Property and Libertarianism” [local PDFLiberty‘s online version], Liberty vol. 23, no. 11 (Dec. 2009), p. 27.

See also Yeager and Other Letters Re Liberty article “Intellectual Property and Libertarianism”, with my letter responding to comments on my Liberty article.

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