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40 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 563 (2006-2007)
Is Nozick Kicking Rawls's Ass - Intellectual Property and Social Justice

handle is hein.journals/davlr40 and id is 571 raw text is: FOREWORD
Is Nozick Kicking Rawls's Ass?
Intellectual Property and
Social Justice
Anupam Chander* & Madhavi Sunder*
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION ..........  .............        .........................563
I. ARGUMENTS ABOUT INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND SOCIAL
JU ST IC E  .......................................................................................... 5 6 7
A. Intellectual Property and Distributive Justice .......................... 568
B.  Intellectual Property  and Human Rights ................................. 571
C.  Copyrights, Creativity, and Catalogs ...................................... 572
II. WHY CONSIDER SOCIALJUSTICE WITHIN INTELLECTUAL
P RO PERTY?  ..................................................................................... 5 73
A. The Case for a Broader View of Intellectual Property Values ..574
B.   Critiques of the Social Justice Approach .................................. 576
C O N CLU SIO N  ............................................................................................. 5 78
INTRODUCTION
Nozick is kicking Rawls's ass. So proclaimed Talha Syed to a group
of intellectual property scholars assembled in the small college town of
Davis, California, for a conference on Intellectual Property and Social
Justice in March 2006.' No one in the august group rebutted the claim.
Professor, UC Davis School of Law. A.B. Harvard; J.D. Yale.
Carnegie Scholar, 2006-2008; Professor, UC Davis School of Law. A.B.
Harvard; J.D. Stanford. We wish to thank Dean Rex Perschbacher and Associate Dean
Kevin Johnson for the enormous support that made this symposium possible. We are
also grateful to the participants in the Symposium for their hard work and dedication
to a productive exchange.  We thank Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss and Pamela
Samuelson for their important contributions to our discussions.
Talha Syed, himself, does not believe that this is a happy state of affairs, as is
evident from his symposium paper with Professor William Fisher, which embraces a

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