Intellectual property is the oil of the 21 century. Look at the richest men a hundred years ago; they all made their money extracting natural resources or moving them around. All today’s richest men have made their money out of intellectual property.
No' wan in fifty kens a wurd Burns wrote But misapplied is a'body's propertyGrieve
Not all the treasures of the world, so far as I believe, could have induced me to support an offensive war, for I think it murder; but if a thief breaks into my house, burns and destroysmy property, and kills or threatenstokill me or those that are in it, and to'bind me in all cases whatsoever'to his absolute will, am I to suffer it?thomas paine
The democracy which shows up in the United States and in England is not an ideal democracy, because the will of the people is under the pressure of property, which is in the hands of the wealthy capitalists.hans fritzsche
Wherever there is great property, there is great inequality.Adam Smith
The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.derek walcott
There is nothing which so generally strikes the imagination, and engages the affections of mankind, as the right of property; or that sole and despotic dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in total exclusion of the right of any other individual in the universe. And yet there are very few, that will give themselves the trouble to consider the original and foundation of this right.william blackstone
It is a political axiom that power follows property.aldous huxley
For better or worse, we are the Court of Appeals for the Hollywood Circuit. Millions of people toil in the shadow of the law we make, and much of their livelihood is made possible by the existence of intellectual property rights. But much of their livelihood - and much of the vibrancy of our culture - also depends on the existence of other intangible rights: The right to draw ideas from a rich and varied public domain, and the right to mock, for profit as well as fun, the cultural icons of our time.alex kozinski
In conditions of private property ... “life-activity” stands in the service of property instead of property standing the service of free life-activity.herbert marcuse
Whatever open-border libertarians think about immigration law, once the immigration scofflaw steals, trespasses, or vandalizes private property, said alien is guilty of crimes. To say, moreover, that the state’s laws made masses of men and women commit such crimes is to voice the philosophy of determinism, not individualism.ilana mercer
There are many things a parliament cannot do. It cannot make itself executive, nor dispose of offices which belong to the crown. It cannot take any man's property, even that of the meanest cottager, as in the case of enclosures, without his being heard.
The earth has been cultivated before it has been divided; the cultivation itself having been the only motive for a division, and for that law which secures to every one his property. For the first persons who have employed themselves in cultivation, have probably worked as much land as their strength would permit, and, consequently, more than was necessary for their own nourishment.turgot, anne robert jacques, baron de laune
Few rich men own their property. The property owns them.Robert Ingersoll
I believe in evil . It is the property of all those who are certain of truth . Despair and fanaticism are only differing manifestations of evil.
When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit.
Quotas are a perfectly logical, if diabolical, extension of the regulation of private property courtesy of the Civil Rights Act, whereby in an attempt to shape American society in politically pleasing ways, people have been coerced into liking, hiring or renting against their will or better judgment.
I will be no party to paying out of charity property costs which are not properly payable out of it.
Rules of property ought to be generally known, and not to be left upon loose notes, which rather serve to confound principles, than to confirm them.
Personal injury is a more serious matter than damage to property.
The proof of the property of the lever, given in his Equiponderance of Planes , holds its place in text-books to this day. His [Archimedes'] estimate of the efficiency of the lever is expressed in the saying attributed to him, "Give me a fulcrum on which to rest, and I will move the earth."
Most libertarians agree that all rights are, in effect, property rights, beginning with this fundamental right to self-ownership and control of one's own life. As owners of their own lives, individuals are completely free to do absolutely anything they wish with them provided, of course, that it doesn't violate the identical right of others whether the people around them approve of what they do or not.
[The newspapers] are talking of nationalism as if it were the property of an individual or as if it were confined to one group only. Nationalism is the property of all. Nobody can take possession of it just as a glittering word which attracts the hearts of stupid people.
The code of the Bourgeoisie ... is different from the Feudal code of the past, of the knightly classes, and of Chivalry; it is different from the Democratic code of the future of brotherhood and of equality; it is the code of the Commercial age and its distinctive watchword is property. The Respectability of today is the respectability of property. There is nothing so respectable as being well-off.
One would have thought that it was even more necessary to limit population than property; and that the limit should be fixed by calculating the chances of mortality in the children, and of sterility in married persons. The neglect of this subject, which in existing states is so common, is a never-failing cause of poverty among the citizens; and poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections.
Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.
property has its duties as well as its rights.
property has its duties as well as its rights.
property isn't theft: it's nothing.