With Ron Paul’s now-infamous newsletters once again making headlines, I mulled whether I ought to revisit the issue, but ultimately decided that there wasn’t much to add to the long piece Dave Weigel and I wrote for Reason back in 2008, especially since I’d already elaborated in a couple blog postscripts written shortly after that [...]
Entries from December 2011
December 27th, 2011 · 18 Comments
December 19th, 2011 · 8 Comments
Proponents of ever stronger and longer copyrights, supported by ever more draconian enforcement mechanisms, like to toss around terms like “piracy” and “theft” for the emotional reactions they provoke. This is not, as Matt Yglesias notes, an aid to clear thinking: Copyright infringement and theft are both illegal—along with jaywalking, murder, and speeding—but they’re otherwise [...]
December 1st, 2011 · No Comments
“Rational Selves, Moral Communities, and Ethics for Sociopaths“, over at the new Libertarianism.org blog.