Category: intellectual property

  • Protecting Intellectual Property

    Protecting Intellectual Property

    Those of us who come from the Libertarian, Anarchist, Capitalist, Voluntaryist or similar schools of thought are used to dealing with coercive elements who lay claim to our property, particularly in the form of confiscating our “fair share” of taxes. The coercers begin with some premise that gives them, they say, the moral right to […]

  • How Your Stolen Money Makes Other People Rich

    How Your Stolen Money Makes Other People Rich

    This article in Business Insider talks about how some of our most popular – and lucrative – new technologies come directly from US Military research. Capital intensive research and development created LCD displays, lithium-ion batteries, signal compression, multi-touch screens, GPS and cellular technologies, to name a few. What the article does not illuminate is how […]

  • Can You Own An Idea?

    I think if you stopped one hundred people on the street and asked them if it’s possible to own an idea 99 of them would say ‘no.’ Maybe 100. It’s always a red flag to me when people who show no real evidence of thinking deeply about a question are able to answer it in […]