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Law and Economics, David Hume and Intellectual Property

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Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Edinburgh, School of Law, Working Papers
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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NameEdinburgh Law School Accepted Papers Series
PublisherSSRN
No.2011/09

Abstract

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.

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

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