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  • Re: IP debate - please help!

    [quote user="statelessrich"] I don't like that he compares IP to property rights in land, since land is scarce and ideas are not. [/quote] Use that to your advantage. Tell him: " If somebody breaks into my house and copies something that belongs to me, then it is my responsibility...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Charles Anthony on Wed, Oct 2 2013
  • Production ≠ Creation?

    In the "Production" section, which follows the "Creative Genius" section of Human Action , Mises defines prouction as (p. 140) not an act of creation [...]. The producer is not a creator. Man is creative only in thinking and in the realm of imagination. In the world of external phenomena...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Alan Aversa on Tue, Dec 27 2011
  • Economics of Science?

    As a physicist with an interest in Austrian economics, Science, Technology, and Government by Murray N. Rothbard is the sort of book I was looking for! is an incredible resource. Some related resources: "The Myth of Under-provision of Science by the Free Market" by Anita Acavalos...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Alan Aversa on Mon, Dec 26 2011
  • It Was Never About The Money, Stupid (IP, copyright lobby, & sharing)

    I found this to be a really great article about copyright from an anti-IP advocate who obviously has no real theoretical education on the subject. It's interesting to see how the argument is made from the perspective of someone who is exposed to the ills of government in this form and just knows...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by John James on Wed, Aug 10 2011
  • IP question

    Has anybody paid attention (meaning read the bill S 23) to this so called "patent reform" which would switch the system to a first to file system. What difference does it make? There is no way you can reform the patent system unless you dramatically reduce the time involved (i.e. copyright...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Constittuionalist on Thu, Aug 4 2011
  • Selling videogames without IP...what do you think?

    So I am in an odd place... I adhere wholly to the libertarian viewpoint that "IP" is actually an unethical state monopoly, but I am an entrepreneur in an industry (videogames) where it's tough to find people who agree, and even harder to convince them that this is a sustainable practice...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by vagrantpostman on Sat, Feb 19 2011
  • The fallacies of intellectual communism, a compilation

    Author's note: I am compiling in this thread a list of all the fallacies invoked against intellectual property rights. I would greatly appreciate if one of the authoritative members of forum involved in the Mises Institute were to promote this to a full story, thus confirming the institute's...
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by Stranger on Fri, Jan 22 2010
  • Re: Copyfree: Alternative to Copyright, Copyleft, & CC ?

    [quote user="Nitroadict"]How does one use the PDL; or more specifically, what symbol(s) does one use on say, a blog, to signify the use of the PDL?[/quote] Information about how to notify that content is distributed under the terms of the PDL can be found on this page:
    Posted to Economics Questions (Forum) by apotheon on Mon, Oct 13 2008
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