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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

The Case against Copyright: A Comparative Institutional Analysis of Intellectual Property Regimes

The Case Against Copyright Litigation

The Libertarian Case Against Intellectual Property Rights

The Case Against Patents

The Surprising History of Copyright and The Promise of a Post-Copyright World

Chaining Open Source Software: The Case Against Software Patents

Internet Business Method Patents: Why the Contrarians have it Right

The Creator-Endorsed Mark as an Alternative to Copyright

Ten Myths About Patents – Falkvinge on Infopolicy

Against Intellectual Property – Danny Yee

Funding creativity and innovation (without patents or copyright)

How patents prevent rather than promote adoption of new technologies

Related Information:

Hobbes’ Mistake – The Rational Case For Anarchy

The Case Against Open Sources

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