Even though it does not really exist, a Marvel superhero is intellectual property that a company like Disney can own.
Weekly Roundup: From Skyscraper Shadows to Trendy Foods
This week’s everyday economics includes property rights, trade, creative destruction, entitlements, tradeoffs, conservation, externalities, price, and markets.
Why Birthday Cat Is Grumpy
When deciding whether the Happy Birthday song has a copyright, we are really debating how broad or narrow intellectual property rights should be.
Can the Supreme Court Change How We Watch TV?
At the Supreme Court this week, broadcasters sought to stop a small firm from competing against them. Saying it was violating copyright law, ABC led a group challenging Aereo’s business model. Aereo uses tiny antennas to send programming to viewers…