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# " Personality " Argument: this argument is based on a quote from Hegel: " Every man has the right to turn his will upon a thing or make the thing an object of his will, that is to say, to set aside the mere thing and recreate it as his own ".
European intellectual property law is shaped by this notion that ideas are an " extension of oneself and of one ’ s personality ".
Personality theorists argue that by being a creator of something one is inherently at risk and vulnerable for having their ideas and designs stolen and / or altered.
Intellectual property protects these moral claims that have to do with personality.

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