Intellectual Property

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[Revised entry by Adam Moore and Ken Himma on August 18, 2022.
Changes to: Main text, Bibliography]
Intellectual property is generally characterized as non-physical property that is the product of original thought. Typically, rights do not surround the abstract non-physical entity; rather, intellectual property rights surround the control of physical manifestations or expressions of ideas. Intellectual property law protects a content-creator’s interest in their ideas by assigning and enforcing legal rights to produce and control physical instantiations of those ideas….

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