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Creator’s Rights – Simply Philosophy

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So far, I have discussed three objections to the first argument for copyright. I think that it should be quite clear that the argument is a failure. However, the second argument is much stronger and more frequently used. The second argument claims that ” creators” have a right to what they create. The so-called right … Continue reading Creator’s Rights – Simply Philosophy

Copyright is Morally Unjustified – Simply Philosophy

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Previously, I have discussed the two major arguments for copyright and have given arguments against them. Without a positive argument for copyright, the government is not morally justified in creating copyright. The lack of moral justification does not mean that we are permitted to violate copyright law. It simply means that we are morally justified … Continue reading Copyright is Morally Unjustified – Simply Philosophy

Copyright is Theft – Simply Philosophy

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I have already shown that copyright is not morally justified. I have also shown that copyright is not in the common good. Earlier I showed that it was only permissible for the government to take from individuals or organizations if something were in the common good. Since copyright is an instance of taking that is … Continue reading Copyright is Theft – Simply Philosophy