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Freedom, ownership and copyright:
why does Immanuel Kant reject the concept of intellectual property?



Maria Chiara Pievatolo



While reading Piracy, Adrian Johns’s lucid but episodic history of the theft of words and ideas, I learnt that the Enlightenment philosopher Immanuel Kant once wrote an essay, little known today, explaining why it was unethical to counterfeit books. Since I was at home rather than a library when I encountered this fact...

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Immanuel Kant (1724-1804)