Abolish Copyrights and Patents? A Soho Forum Debate
The United States Constitution explicitly calls for copyright and patent laws to “promote the progress of science and useful arts” by “authors and inventors.” But would getting rid of all intellectual property laws actually encourage more creativity and innovation by inventors, writers, and artists?
That was the topic of a November 15 Soho Forum debate held in New York City.
He believes that government-created intellectual property laws empower patent and copyright trolls and powerful corporate interests while limiting the free flow of information, thus reducing the rate of innovation and creativity.
Richard Epstein, the Laurence A. Tisch professor of law at New York University Schoo
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