Down With IP! Long Live C4SIF!

Stephan Kinsella has started a new anti-IP outfit called the Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom. The Advisory Board includes Michele Boldrin, Julio Cole, Karl Fogel, David Koepsell, David Levine, Wendy McElroy, Nina Paley, Jeff Tucker, and your humble correspondent. Here’s our mission statement:

The Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (C4SIF) is dedicated to building public awareness of the manner in which laws and policies impede innovation, creativity, communication, learning, knowledge, emulation, and information sharing. We are for property rights, free markets, competition, commerce, cooperation, and the voluntary sharing of knowledge, and oppose laws that systematically impede or hamper innovation, especially those enforced in the name of defending “intellectual property,” such as patent and copyright; these should be radically reformed or entirely abolished.

We provide news commentary and analysis and scholarly resources from our unique pro-property, pro-market, pro-innovation perspective.

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Also check out our cool logo (designed by Stephanie Long – no relation AFAIK). “The bird … symbolizes freedom, while the origami aspect symbolizes man-made creativity”:

Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom

And if you copy it we will totally sue your ass.

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3 Responses to Down With IP! Long Live C4SIF!

  1. Mr Civil Libertarian October 13, 2010 at 5:59 pm #

    Great news. I promised to send my IP lecturer Kevin Carson’s libertarian critique of IP, I’ll send him a link to you guys as well.

  2. Eric Fontaine October 13, 2010 at 10:42 pm #

    Awesome! Thanks for taking the initiative! Just what the anti-state movement has been missing: a dedicated anti-IP think tank!

  3. T Barrett October 14, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    What if I modify the logo first? 🙂

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