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Gatewood, Williamson (Sc 595), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives Jun 2012

Gatewood, Williamson (Sc 595), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

MSS Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Manuscripts Small Collection 595. Legal papers, including license, 1808, copy of patent, 1812, with attached drawing of machine for shelling corn invented by Paul Pilsbury in 1803, and papers pertaining to lawsuit which evolved from the purchasing of the license by Williamson Gatewood of Bowling Green, Kentucky, for rights to sell the machine south of the Green River in Kentucky, 1812-1815. From Warren County Circuit Court Records #149.


A Philosophical Analysis Of Intellectual Property: In Defense Of Instrumentalism, Michael A. Kanning Jan 2012

A Philosophical Analysis Of Intellectual Property: In Defense Of Instrumentalism, Michael A. Kanning

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis argues in favor of an instrumental approach to Intellectual Property (IP). I begin by reviewing justifications for IP that have been offered in recent literature, including Lockean labor theory, Hegelian personality theory, Kantian property theory and utilitarianism. Upon a close and careful analysis, I argue that none of these justifications suffice to ground contemporary IP practice. I review some recent works that offer `pluralist' justifications for IP, which draw from multiple theories in order to account for the diverse field of IP-related laws and practices in existence. I argue that these pluralist theories are also insufficient, because there ...