Tom W. Bell

Prof. Tom W. Bell teaches at Chapman University School of Law, where he specializes in intellectual property and high-tech law. Prior to Chapman, Bell served as Director of Telecommunications and Technology Studies at the Cato Institute.

Free Thoughts

Choose Your Own Government

featuring Trevor Burrus, Tom W. Bell, and Aaron Ross Powell on Jan 26, 2018

Tom W. Bell joins us for a Live Free Thoughts to talk about the emerging trend of private start up governments.


Don’t Smash the State

by Steven Horwitz on Sep 17, 2015

The goal is freedom, but how do we get there safely?

Free Thoughts

Intellectual Privilege

featuring Tom W. Bell, Aaron Ross Powell, and Trevor Burrus on May 26, 2014

Tom W. Bell joins Aaron and Trevor for a discussion on intellectual property, specifically copyright law in the United States.

Around the Web

The Rule of Law

featuring Tom W. Bell on Feb 17, 2011

Tom W. Bell explains how the rule of law is a critical part of a free and tolerant society.



by Guy Calvert on Aug 15, 2008

Regulation of gambling, while intended to reduce the harm of compulsive gambling, has typically done more harm than help.