Today is World IP Day!
World IP Day is an opportunity for ordinary people to take a step back and consider all the economic benefits that have resulted from strong protections of intellectual property rights. It’s an opportunity to promote greater public understanding about the importance of IP rights.
Strong protections of IP rights are important for ensuring that creators, content providers, artists, innovators, and marketers can earn a return on their creative works and the labor that makes them possible. Protection of IP rights incentivizes more innovation, investment, and economic growth.
FSF President Randolph May and Senior Fellow Seth Cooper coauthored two recent Perspectives from FSF Scholars regarding intellectual property rights.
Randolph J. May, Seth L. Cooper, “George Washington: Indispensable to Intellectual Property Rights in America,” Perspectives from FSF Scholars, Vol. 11, No. 9, (February 26, 2016).
Randolph J. May, Seth L. Cooper, “The Public Contract Basis for Intellectual Property Rights,” Perspectives from FSF Scholars, Vol. 11, No. 13, (April 19, 2016).Also, remember to check out their book on Amazon entitled “The Constitutional Foundations of Intellectual Property: A Nature Rights Perspective.”