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Reconsidering Copyright


David Brin


Ethical Technology

December 12, 2012

Current copyright law does not merely distort some markets — rather it destroys entire markets.” So reads the final line of a report released by the Republican Study Committee of the House of Representatives that is highly critical of current copyright law


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Posted by SHaGGGz  on  12/12  at  10:18 PM

That the historical technologies you list were lost has more to do with the lack of requisite supporting infrastructure than the absence of IP law; it wasn’t “steam engine time.” The rise of IP law has more to do with entrenching established interests than the purported aims.






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