Adam D. Moore is a Professor in the Information School at
the University of Washington and examines the ethical,
legal, and policy issues surrounding intellectual property,
privacy, freedom of speech, accountability, and information
control. He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Ohio State
University (1997) and is the author of 2 books, 3 edited
anthologies, and over 35 articles.
"Intellectual Property and the Prisoner's Dilemma: A Game Theory Justification
of Copyrights, Patents, and Trade Secrets," forthcoming
in Fordham Intellectual Property, Media &
Entertainment Law Journal
Volume XXVIII, 2018. draft PDF
"Privacy, Interests, and
Inalienable Rights," forthcoming/under review, 2018.
“Privacy, Neuroscience, and
Neuro-Surveillance,” in Res Publica,
“Neuroscience and Brain Privacy,” Vol. 23, No. 2 (2017), p.
“Privacy, Speech, and Values: What we have No Business
Knowing,” Journal of Ethics
and Information Technology, Vol. 18, Issue 1 (2016),
p. 41.* PDF
“Lockean Foundations of Intellectual Property,” WIPO
Journal Special Issue, Vol. 7 (2015): 29-40.
“The Value of Privacy, Security, and Accountability,” with
Mike Katell. In Privacy, Security, and
Accountability. Edited by A. Moore (Rowman &
Littlefield International, 2015), p. 1-17. PDF
“Why Privacy and Accountability Trump Security,” forthcoming
in Privacy, Security, and Accountability. Edited by
A. Moore (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2015), p.
“Privacy in the Family,” with Newell, B., Metoyer, C.
In The Social Dimensions of Privacy, Cambridge
University Press, 2015. Beate Roessler and Dorota Mokrosinska
eds. (2015), p. 104-121.* PDF
“Intellectual Property and Copyright,” The Book: A
Global History, edited by Henry Woudhuysen and Michael
F. Suarez (2014), p. 183-197. PDF
“Coercing Privacy and Moderate Paternalism: Allen on
Unpopular Privacy,” American Philosophical Association Newsletter
in Philosophy and Law, Vol. 13 (2013): 9-14. PDF
“Privacy, Speech, and the Law.” Journal of
Information Ethics, Vol. 22 (2013): 21-43.* PDF
“Privacy.” The International Encyclopedia of
Ethics, edited by Hugh LaFollette. (2013), 1-11.
“A Lockean Theory of Intellectual Property Revisited.”
San Diego Law Review, Vol. 50 (2012):
“Drug Testing and Privacy in the Workplace,” The John
Marshall Journal of Computer & Information Law,
Vol. 29 (2012): 463-492. PDF
“Privacy, Security, and Government Surveillance:
WikiLeaks and the New Accountability,” Public Affairs
Quarterly, Vol. 25 (2011): 141-156.* PDF
--Reprinted in Social and Personal Ethics, 8th
Edition, William H. Shaw ed. (Cengage Learning Pub. 2014), Cha
--Reprinted in The Library of Essays on Legal Ethics and
the Enforcement of Law: Security Ethics,
(Routledge, 2017), Cha. 19.
“Privacy, Public Health, and Controlling Medical
Information,” HealthCare Ethics Committee (HEC
Forum), Vol. 23 (2010): 225-240.* PDF
“Defining Privacy,” Journal of Social Philosophy,
Vol.39 (2008): 411-428.* PDF
“Personality-Based, Rule-Utilitarian, and Lockean
Justifications of Intellectual Property,” in Information
and Computer Ethics, edited by H. Tavani and K. Himma
(John Wiley & Sons, 2008), p. 105-130. PDF
“Toward Informational Privacy Rights.” San Diego
Law Review, Vol. 44 (2007): 809-845.* PDF
“Privacy, Intellectual Property, and Hacking:
Evaluating Free Access Arguments,” in Internet Security:
Hacking, Counterhacking, and Society, Ken Himma Ed.
(Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2007), p. 235-254. PDF
“Privacy,” with Randal Kemp. Library Hi Tech: Special
Issue on Information Ethics, Library Hi Tech,
Vol. 25 (2007): 58-78 (primary author).* PDF
“Intellectual Property, Genetic Information, and Gene
Enhancement Techniques,” in Ethics, Computing, and
Genomics: Moral Controversies in Computational Genomics edited
by Herman Tavani (Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005), p.
“Information Ethics: An Introduction" with Kristene
Unsworth. Information Ethics: Privacy, Property,
and Power edited by A. Moore (University of Washington
Press, 2005), p. 11-28. PDF
"Privacy, Liberty, and the Genetic Modification of
Humans.” Journal of Philosophical Research, Special
Supplement: Ethical Issues for the Twenty-First Century,
Frederick R Adams ed., (Charlottesville: Philosophy
Documentation Center Press, 2005): 81-95.*
“Intellectual Property, Privilege, and Natural Rights.” A
new introduction to the paperback edition of Intellectual
Property and Information Control: Philosophic Foundations
and Contemporary Issues (Transaction Publishing/Rutgers
University, 2004), p. xi-xvii. PDF
“Values, Objectivity, and Relationalism.” The Journal
of Value Inquiry, Vol. 38 (2004): 75-90.* PDF
“Privacy: Its Meaning and Value.” American
Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 40 (2003):
“Intellectual Property: Theory, Privilege, and Pragmatism.”
The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence,
Vol.16 (2003): 191-216. * PDF
“Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Social Progress:
The Case against Incentives Based Arguments.” The Hamline
Law Review, Vol. 26 (2003): 602-630.PDF --Reprinted in The Andean Yearbook
of Intellectual Rights, Nº 4, 1011.
"Owning Genetic Information and Gene Enhancement
Techniques: Why Privacy and Property May Undermine Social
Control of the Human Genome.” Bioethics, Vol.
14 (2000): 97-119.* PDF
“Employee Monitoring & Computer Technology: Evaluative
Surveillance v. Privacy." Business Ethics Quarterly,
Vol. 10 (2000): 697-709. Reprinted in Information
Ethics: Privacy, Property, and Power. Ed. A.
Moore (University of Washington Press, 2005), p.
"Privacy and the Encryption Debate." Knowledge,
Technology, and Policy, Vol. 12 (2000): 72-84.* PDF
"Intangible Property: Privacy, Power, and Information
Control," American Philosophical Quarterly, Vol. 35
(1998): 365-378. * PDF
--Reprinted in Information Ethics: Privacy,
Property, and Power. Ed. A. Moore (University of
Washington Press, 2005), p. 172-190
"A Lockean Theory of Intellectual Property." The
Hamline Law Review, Vol. 21 (1998): 65-108. PDF
"Property and Information Control." The Proceedings of
the Ohio Philosophical Association (1998): 109-122.*
"Introduction To Intellectual Property." in Intellectual
Property: Moral Legal, and International Dilemmas,
Ed. A. Moore (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997), p. 1-14.
"Toward A Lockean Theory of Intellectual Property." in Intellectual
Property: Moral, Legal, and International Dilemmas, Ed.
A. Moore (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997), p. 81-103. PDF
Recent and Forthcoming Presentations
“Privacy, Security, and Surveillance: Big Data and the
New Accountability,” Keynote Address, Information Ethics
Copenhagen, May 17-18, 2018.
Panel Discussion, “Free Will, Moral
Responsibility, and Causality,” Liberty Fund colloquium,
Denver, Colorado, June 7 - 10, 2018.
"'Habermas, Democracy, the Public Sphere, and
Patents' a comment on Professor Kali Murray,"
Philosophical Approaches to Intellectual Property, Center
for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP), Hilton
Head Island, South Carolina May 31 – June 1, 2018.
Panel Discussion, “David Ricardo's *On the
Principles of Political Economy and Taxation*” Liberty
Fund colloquium, Henderson, Nevada, April 5 - 8, 2018.
"The Importance of Privacy," Seventh Annual Weekend
Exploring Liberty, University of Illinois, Springfield,
Dec. 1-2 2017.
"Intellectual Property and Liberty," Seventh Annual
Weekend Exploring Liberty, University of Illinois,
Springfield, Dec. 1-2 2017.
a Moral Compass For Intellectual Property In the Digital
for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP)
Summer Institute, July 15-20, 2017.
Comment on Copyright Duration and Drassinower's
Speech-Act Theory of Copyright," Center
for the Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP)
research symposium on philosophical approaches to
intellectual property, George Mason University Law
School, May 17-20, 2017.
Values, and Lives: A New Lockean Justification for
Intellectual Property,” Center for the Protection of
Intellectual Property (CPIP) research symposium on
philosophical approaches to intellectual property,
Jekyll Island, May 19-20, 2016.
“Why Privacy and Accountability Trump Security,”
presented at the Amsterdam Privacy Conference,
Netherlands, October 23-26, 2015.
“The Ethics of Police use of Body Worn Cameras:
Testimony and Questions,” Washington State House of
Representatives Judiciary Committee (Laurie Jinkins,
chair). Judiciary Committee reconsiders two proposals
(HB 1910, HB 1917), September 29th 2015.