This paper investigates the legitimacy of intellectual property by focusing on three topical issues, viz., the question of indigenous cultural rights, of computer software intellectual rights, and of intellectual property rights to essential drugs. A scheme of different arguments for the legitimacy of private property rights is applied to these issues, and each of the arguments assessed.
|Title of host publication||The 24th Annual Midsouth Philosophy Conference : The University of Memphis, February 25-26, 2000|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publisher||The University of Memphis|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|Event||Midsouth Philosophy Conference - Memphis, United States|
Duration: 25 Feb 2000 → 26 Feb 2000
Conference number: 24
|Conference||Midsouth Philosophy Conference|
|Period||25/02/2000 → 26/02/2000|
- indigenous cultural rights
- property rights
- computer software patents
Petersen, L. A. (2000). A philosophical approach to intellectual property rights: the question of justification. In K. Thompson (Ed.), The 24th Annual Midsouth Philosophy Conference: The University of Memphis, February 25-26, 2000 The University of Memphis.