As digital production and distribution developed in recent decades, alongside grew a new discourse about property and rights – and at its heart, the concepts underlying the term “intellectual property.” Philosophy professor and author Samir Chopra urges writers and speakers to reject the term and return to more fundamental legal protections for creative and scientific works. In a passionate and carefully reasoned article for Aeon, Chopra outlines the arguments for dropping the umbrella concept of intellectual property.
About the Author
Samir Chopra, a professor of philosophy at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, is the author of several books, including A Legal Theory for Autonomous Artificial Agents.
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