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Daniel Takash on Intellectual Property Policy

Season 1, Ep. 442

In this episode, Daniel Takash, Regulatory Policy Fellow at the Niskanen Center, discusses his white paper "Why 'Intellectual Property' is a Misnomer," which he co-authored with Brink Lindsay, Vice-President of the Niskanen Center. Takash begins by describing the different theoretical justifications for property rights and how the apply to intellectual property. He argues that intellectual property is not really property at all, but a form of government subsidy, and that this observation should inform intellectual property policy. He also reflects on how libertarians should view intellectual property rights. Takash is on Twitter at @DanielTakash.

This episode was hosted by Brian L. Frye, Spears-Gilbert Associate Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law. Frye is on Twitter at @brianlfrye.

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