How Squatters, Pirates, and Protesters Improve the Law of Ownership
Imprint: Yale University Press
The authors employ wide-ranging examples of the behaviors of "property outlaws"—the trespasser, squatter, pirate, or file-sharer—to show how specific behaviors have induced legal innovation. They also delineate the similarities between the actions of property outlaws in the spheres of tangible and intellectual property. An important conclusion of the book is that a dynamic between the activities of "property outlaws" and legal innovation should be cultivated in order to maintain this avenue of legal reform.
"This book offers an excellent examination of this tension (between property and property law) and chronicles the past acts of disobedience that have led to improvements in the realm of property law as we now know it."--Marie Templo Capule, Law Library Journal~Marie Templo Capule, Law Library Journal