Stalking? Paparazzis?

From: ondu
Sent: Saturday, February 29, 2020 8:29 AM
To: Walter Block <wblock@loyno.edu>
Subject: serious question-invasion of private property – stalking

Hi.

Modern world gives a use cellphones with cameras practically to anybody.

What is your outlook on stalking famous people by papparazzies, and selling the pictures to tabloids.

I have never come across to this kind of conversation.

Thank you.

Best regards

Ondrej

Dear Ondu:

Stalking, as long as it is not on private property that prohibits this, is compatible with libertarianism in my understanding.

No one can own a view of himself. So, if you can look at me, without my permission, you can also take a picture of me without my permission.

I’ve written a bit about this:

Block, 1998, 2008, 2014; Block and Block, 1996; Tullock, 1996

Block, Walter E. 1998. “Roads, Bridges, Sunlight and Private Property: Reply to Gordon Tullock,” Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, Vol. 8, No. 2/3, June-September, pp. 315-326; http://141.164.133.3/faculty/Block/Blockarticles/roads2_vol8.htmhttp://www.walterblock.com/wp-content/uploads/publications/block_roads-bridges-sunlight-reply-tullock-1998.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2008. “Homesteading, ad coelum, owning views and forestalling.” The Social Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 96-103; http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1890872

Block, Walter E. 2014. “A Collection of Essays on Libertarian Jurisprudence: Sunshine and property rights.”  Saint Louis University Law Journal; Vol. 58, No. 2, Winter, pp. 541-547; http://slu.edu/Documents/law/Law%20Journal/Archives/LawJournal58-2/Block_Article.pdf

Block, Walter E. and Matthew A. Block. 1996. “Roads, Bridges, Sunlight and Private Property Rights,” Journal Des Economistes Et Des Etudes Humaines, Vol. VII, No. 2/3, June-September, pp. 351-362; http://141.164.133.3/faculty/Block/Blockarticles/roads1_vol7.htmhttp://www.business.loyno.edu/bios/Blockarticles/roads1_vol7.htmhttp://www.walterblock.com/wp-content/uploads/publications/block-block_roads-bridges-sunlight-property-1996.pdfhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/228217518_Roads_Bridges_Sunlight_and_Private_Property_Rights?ev=prf_pub

Tullock, Gordon. 1996. “Comment on ‘Roads, Bridges, Sunlight and Private Property’, by Walter E. Block and Matthew A. Block,” Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, Vol. 7, No. 4, December, pp. 589-592.

Block, Walter E. 1998. “Roads, Bridges, Sunlight and Private Property: Reply to Gordon Tullock,” Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, Vol. 8, No. 2/3, June-September, pp. 315-326; http://www.walterblock.com/wp-content/uploads/publications/block_roads-bridges-sunlight-reply-tullock-1998.pdfhttp://www.walterblock.com/wp-content/uploads/publications/block_roads-bridges-sunlight-reply-tullock-1998.pdf

Block, Walter E. 2008. “Homesteading, ad coelum, owning views and forestalling.” The Social Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 96-103; Block, Walter E. 2014. “A Collection of Essays on Libertarian Jurisprudence: Sunshine and property rights.”  Saint Louis University Law Journal; Vol. 58, No. 2, Winter, pp. 541-547;

Block, Walter E. and Matthew A. Block. 1996. “Roads, Bridges, Sunlight and Private Property Rights,” Journal Des Economistes Et Des Etudes Humaines, Vol. VII, No. 2/3, June-September, pp. 351-362;  Block, Walter E. 1998. “Roads, Bridges, Sunlight and Private Property: Reply to Gordon Tullock,” Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, Vol. 8, No. 2/3, June-September, pp. 315-326. But see this for an alternative viewpoint. Tullock, Gordon. 1996. “Comment on ‘Roads, Bridges, Sunlight and Private Property’, by Walter E. Block and Matthew A. Block,” Journal des Economistes et des Etudes Humaines, Vol. 7, No. 4, December, pp. 589-592

Best regards,

Walter

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