Why Intellectual Property Rights Matter

Author William B. Lipsitz explains why intellectual property rights matter.

Author B.J. Stine is the author of “The Intellectual Property Wars,” which has won the prestigious National Book Award, and “The Invention of the Internet: A Tale of Two Innovators,” which won the 2009 William Gibson Award for Best New American Short story.

He has been a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal since 2014.

In 2013, he wrote a New York Times bestseller, “The Great Wall: How a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Built the World’s Largest Iron Wall.”

In 2012, he won the William F. Buckley Jr. Journalism Award for his book, “American Sniper: The Story of the Army’s Most Lethal Sniper.”

In 2007, he was named one of the most influential journalists of the past century by The New York Review of Books.

He was a senior editor at The Washington Post from 2011 to 2014.

He is a fellow of the American Enterprise Institute and the John M. Olin Foundation.