Peter S. Menell,
Intellectual Property and the Property Rights Movement, 30
Available at: http://scholarship.law.berkeley.edu/facpubs/728
The article discusses why the effort to equate protecting intellectual property (IP) and tangible property differ in significant ways. The author criticizes the property rights movement for trying to equate IP protection with real property. He discusses the differences between philosophical, legal, economic and political bases for protecting both types of property. He also tackles the various characteristics of intellectual resources.