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Constitutional Foundations of Intellectual Property : A Natural Rights Perspective (Paperback) (Randolph

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The authors defend intellectual property rights in the US by explaining why the Founders thought they were important and considered them to be rooted in the idea of natural rights. They describe the constitutional foundations and the ideas of individuals like John Locke, James Madison, Noah Webster, Daniel Webster, and Abraham Lincoln. They discuss the classical liberal philosophy influencing the framers and ratifiers of the Constitution, how copyrights and patent rights are unique forms of property rights, and defend copyrights and patent rights from claims that they are illegitimate government-conferred monopolies. They examine the perspective of The Federalist Papers; the significance of the First U.S. Congress; the philosophy of Thomas Jefferson; the rule of law implications of the recognition of copyrights and patent rights as private property rights; constitutional insights in the Antebellum Era; how concepts of copyrights and patent rights were reinforced and expanded between the War of 1812 and the Civil War; and the impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction Amendments. The chapters in the book were originally published as essays in the Free State Foundation's Perspectives from FSF Scholars series and have been revised. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 232.0
Genre: Freedom + Security / Law Enforcement
Sub-Genre: Legal History, Constitutional, Intellectual Property / General
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Carolina Academic Pr
Author: Randolph J. May
Language: English
Street Date: September 9, 2015
TCIN: 50265521
UPC: 9781611637090
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-9984

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