Reference : Justice distributive: La question des brevets entre libéralisme et libertarisme
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Justice distributive: La question des brevets entre libéralisme et libertarisme
Lasalle, Matthieu [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Identités, Politiques, Sociétés, Espaces (IPSE)]
University of Luxembourg, ​Luxembourg, ​​Luxembourg
Docteur en Philosophie
Sosoe, Lukas mailto
[en] Patents Nozick ; Philosophy International justice ; Redistribution Rawls
[en] The patent system as we know it is the only legal monopolistic system in the world. If collusion between different corporations in order to control the price of some ressources or produces is illegal, there is almost nothing on the opposite side that exists in order to control the monopolistic system of the patents. When it comes to entertainment or inventions that aren't necessaries to our survival, the patent system, though failed, is not as problematic as when one owns for over 20 years the exclusivity on something that is vital to the survival of many. The knot of the problem is located between the patent that protects the creative minds from getting their ideas stolen and the problem that this protection causes by its monopolistic system. The aim of this work was to scrutinize deeper this complex problematic through a libertarian approach that claims that one shall dispose of what he wants the way he wants it and a rawlsian type of liberal approach that claims that we should consider patents as wealth that should be as well be subdued under some conditions to a form of redistribution as well.

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