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Thoughts on the Nature of Intellectual Property and Its Importance to the State
Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
No preview available - 2015
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Page 14 - which we may cast around the property of intellect must be made with the confession of the rightfulness of that property. They must be made with the acceptance of the proposition that it has the same sanctities as other human interests, and that society is as much interested in maintaining its bounds as it is in
Page 42 - whatever tends to lower the protection given to intellectual property is so much taken from the forces which have been active in securing the advances of society during the last centuries.
Page 7 - When we come to weigh the rights of the several sorts of property which can be held by man, and in this judgment take only the absolute questions of justice, leaving out the limitations of expediency and of prejudice, it will be clearly seen that intellectual property is, after all, the only absolute possession in the world. The man who brings out of nothingness some child of his thought
Page 7 - the inventor of a book or other contrivance of thought holds his property, as a god holds it, by right of creation;
Page 42 - this development of legal protection has been followed by an enormous increase in the proportion of human endeavor that has been given to the work of improving the physical and mental condition of
Page 24 - we may feel the more hopeful of the educational influences at work in that part of society; we have therein something that gives in large part the character of results attained in scientific training of a high grade, as well as the general
Page 5 - that the element of newness is the most noticeable feature concerning its history, and that in its origin it is essentially like the other property rights.
Page 41 - intellectual property has been slowly growing into recognition in our laws for some centuries past, and