The Rise and Fall of Property Rights in America

In today’s America, our laws do little to protect property owners from either dictators abroad or government bureaucrats at home. How did this come to pass in a country founded on the principle that all men have the inalienable right to life, liberty and property?...

The Smartphone Wars and “Patent Trolls”

There are widespread complaints today that the “patent system is broken” and that the “smartphone wars” and “patent trolls” are killing innovation. Yet patented innovation has revolutionized our lives today—tablet computers, smartphones and antiviral drugs are just a...
Content Thief Turned Content Creator Rails Against Piracy

Content Thief Turned Content Creator Rails Against Piracy

“Illegally downloading creative content online is all too easy. Unlike stealing a physical product from a store, there’s no need to stealthily conceal the merchandise, avoid security guards, or worry about magnetic security tags.” Last month, YouTube...
American Dreaming

American Dreaming

Did you know that I started Facebook? Really! Well, sort of … When I was in college at all-male Princeton, I tried to make money by adding photos to a snarky guide to neighboring girls’ schools. The guide had been a profitable publishing success, and my...
No “Patent Troll” Litigation Problem

No “Patent Troll” Litigation Problem

This was previously posted to the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property Blog on October 4, and given that Congress is rushing headlong into enacting legislation to respond to an alleged crisis over “patent trolls,” it bears reposting if only to show that...

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