TITLE

The Property Rights Movement's Embrace of Intellectual Property: True Love or Doomed Relationship?

AUTHOR(S)
Menell, Peter S.
PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Ecology Law Quarterly;2007, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p713
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the Property Rights Movement's (PRM) involvement in intellectual property issues, including a patent infringement suit between the Internet auctioning companies eBay and MercExchange. MercExchange was attempting to enjoin eBay from using a method of selling products through electronic consignment stores which MercExchange claimed to own a patent on. When the injunction was appealed by eBay to the Supreme Court, Richard Epstein, a theorist with PRM, equated the patent with real estate and suggested it deserved equal legal protection as property. The article discusses whether property rights issues and intellectual property protection will become entwined.
ACCESSION #
27393099

 

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