Law and Economics, David Hume and Intellectual Property

Research output: Working paper


A comment on David Hume's probable analysis of the idea of intellectual property, suggesting that he would not have recognised it as a form of property and arguing that in the modern reform of the law in this area property rhetoric should be treated with suspicion.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh, School of Law, Working Papers
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameEdinburgh Law School Accepted Papers Series


  • Law and economics
  • David Hume
  • Intellectual property
  • Copyright
  • Digital Economy Act 2010


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