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Accession and Original Ownership
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Although first possession is generally assumed to be the dominant means of establishing original ownership of property, there is a second but less studied principle for initiating ownership, called accession, which awards new resources to the owner of existing property most prominently connected to the new resource. Accession applies across a wide variety of areas, from determining rights to baby animals and growing crops to determining ownership of derivative rights under intellectual propertydoi:10.2139/ssrn.1400902 fatcat:bwz4dmlg7jbyrcm7ut6fzwl2xa