Is the Expiration of Intellectual Property Rights a Problem for Non-consequentialist Theories of Intellectual Property?

Res Publica 20 (4):345-357 (2014)

The expiration of intellectual property rights has been seen to amount to a problem for non-consequentialist theories of intellectual property. In this article, I assess whether the difficulty is real. I maintain that, as things are at least, there is no sufficient reason to believe that the termination of intellectual property rights is an insurmountable problem for non-consequentialist theories of intellectual property rights
Keywords Expiration  Intellectual property rights  Moral justification  Non-consequentialism
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DOI 10.1007/s11158-014-9243-0
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