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5 Libertarian Papers 1 (2013)

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VOL. 5, No. 1 (2013)

LAW AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY IN A STATELESS
SOCIETY
Stephan Kinsella*
a long habit of not thinking a thing wmng, gives it a
superficial appearance of being nght, and raises at first
a formidable outcry in defense of custom. But the
tumult soon subsides. Time makes more converts
than reason.
-Thomas Paine'
Introduction
IT IS WIDIFLY RIBCOGNIZIL) THAT the institutional protection of
property rights was a necessary (though probably not sufficient)2 Condition
Stephan Kinsella (nskinsella(@gmail.com), a patent attorney in Houston
(KinsellaLaw.com), is Executive Editor of Libertarian Papers and Director, Center for the
Study of Innovative Freedom (c4sif org). For more in-depth discussion of intellectual
property-related issues, see my Against Intellectual Poperty (Mises Institute, 2008) and
other blog posts and articles collected at Kinsella, Selected Supplementary Material
for Against IntellectualProperty, C4SIF.org (2013-present).
CITATION INFORMATION FOR TIS ARTICLE:
Stephan Kinsella. 2013. Law and Intellectual Property in a Stateless Society.
Libertarian Papers. 5 (1): 1-44. OANI AT: libertarianpapers.org. THIS AR1ICLE is subject to
a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License (creativecommons.org/licenses).
1 Thomas Paine, Introduction, Common Sense (1776).
2 See Stephan Kinsella, Hoppe: 'From the Malthusian Trap to the Industrial
Revolution. Reflections on Social Evolution' (Property and Freedom Society 2009),
StephanKinsella.com (June 8, 2009).

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