‘Intellectual Property and Practical Reason’

“In a recent post, Henry Smith made some perceptive observations about the state of contemporary intellectual property scholarship. Henry was commenting on a panel at a recent conference, in which panelists stressed that ‘treating intellectual property as a kind of property does not mean assuming it is absolute’. And he noted that what he called ‘external’ accounts of IP are much better-represented than what he called ‘internal’ or ‘interpretivist’ approaches to IP. I have offered a few thoughts on Henry’s post already, and I hope to offer a few other thoughts in due time …” (more)

[Eric Claeys, New Private Law, 26 June]

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