Arguments againsts patents and copyright

Via Graham Seaman:

“The final version of Levine and Boldrin’s book on ‘IP’ (which they call ‘intellectual monopoly’) has been made available as a pdf (it’s not out in print till the summer)

They are marginalist economists who are against patents, claiming they are unnecessary even within capitalism as it is. It’s not at all an oekonux-like argument, but I think it’s interesting as there are so few people around with specific arguments about patents, and not just copyright.”