Intellectual property is a legally fabricated monopoly, confining culture and science, and violently depriving the poorest and most marginalized from access to critical resources. The fictions of copyright and patent are despotic attempts to monopolize the mind; outrageous constraints on intelligence and creativity; and a destructive protectionist scheme for the profit of power.
Abolishing Copyright Law
Against Intellectual Monopoly
It is common to argue that intellectual property in the form of copyright and patent is necessary for the innovation and creation of ideas and inventions such as machines, drugs, computer software, books, music, literature and movies. In fact intellectual property is a government grant of a costly and dangerous private monopoly over ideas. We show through theory and example that intellectual monopoly is not necessary for innovation and as a practical matter is damaging to growth, prosperity and liberty.
Ideas are not property.
Legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world
Free Software Foundation
Nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom
Intellectual Property Kills
IP is an enemy of knowledge, progress, and life itself.
Intellectual Property Is Theft
An anarchist’s guide to copyright, anti-copyright, and Creative Commons
Advocacy and practical education to help cultural producers embrace open distribution
The Tyranny of Copyright
Without Intellectual Property
Electronic Frontier Foundation