More on Prices as Property
| Peter Klein |
We discussed earlier the status of price information as intellectual property. (We were skeptical.) Now we learn from Michael Perelman that Harvard’s Coop (bookstore) is ejecting students who take “a lot of notes” about book prices, on the grounds that the Coop ”owns” the prices. Ouch.
I’m pondering the Hayekian implications. Will the Coop also claim that it owns the knowledge embodied in those prices?
Update: See also the links provided by Tim Swanson here.