What is WIFO’s position on use of words and phrases such as “intellectual property”?


Words are fun (e.g., compare “intellectual freedom infringement” with usual “intellectual property infringement”) and can be provocative, but hectoring people to use one’s preferred words is boring, annoying, and unconvincing. Non-dogmatism with regard to language rules. Enjoy.

The above is a serious answer, but another: property is the wrong regime for knowledge. That’s the argument that must be won.