|Murray Rothbard, pro IP|
The following email exchange took place between Walter Block and me.-RW
Why do you write at LRC that your position on IP diverges "somewhat" from Murray Rothbard's?
It is completely different. Murray was in favor of IP protection you are not.
Editor & Publisher
San Francisco, CA
Murray and I both oppose patents. They are part of IP, no?
Walter E. Block, Ph.D.
Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics
Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business
Loyola University New Orleans
Your statement is misleading. Murray did not oppose patent law because he was against IP protection for the things protected by patent law. He merely believed that the best legal structure for them was the one used for copyright. Is this your position?
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