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What If Patent Law Had Never Been Invented?

I could find any article with a title like that while searching for one on the Internet, but perhaps someone can come up with an alternative history based on the world’s history right up to the point before there were any patent or copyright laws, and after reading these articles on why patents and copyrights are more of a hindrance then a help to the world (and I hope won’t copyright it):

The Myth of the Rule of Law
http://faculty.msb.edu/hasnasj/GTWebSite/MythWeb.htm

The Case against Copyright: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Intellectual Property Regimes
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=600802

The Case Against Copyright Litigation
http://www.law.uoregon.edu/org/olr/archives/84/844depoorter.pdf

The Libertarian Case Against Intellectual Property Rights
http://freenation.org/a/f31l1.html

The Case Against Patents
http://electronics.wesrch.com/page-summary-pdf-EL1GP9KR0DECH-the-case-against-patents-1

The Surprising History of Copyright and The Promise of a Post-Copyright World
http://questioncopyright.org/promise

Chaining Open Source Software: The Case Against Software Patents
http://progfree.org/Patents/chaining-oss.html

Internet Business Method Patents: Why the Contrarians have it Right
http://digitalbusinesslawgroup.com/BMP_ContrariansRight_DBLG.pdf

The Creator-Endorsed Mark as an Alternative to Copyright
http://blog.mises.org/13286/the-creator-endorsed-mark-as-an-alternative-to-copyright

Ten Myths About Patents – Falkvinge on Infopolicy
http://falkvinge.net/2011/06/21/ten-myths-about-patents

Against Intellectual Property – Danny Yee
http://danny.oz.au/free-software/advocacy/against_IP.html

Funding creativity and innovation (without patents or copyright)
http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/Mises-Economics-Blog/2010/1208/Funding-creativity-and-innovation-without-patents-or-copyright

How patents prevent rather than promote adoption of new technologies
http://blog.hasslberger.com/2010/09/how_patents_prevent_rather_tha-print.html

Related Information:

Hobbes’ Mistake – The Rational Case For Anarchy

The Case Against Open Sources

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