Free Information vs Information Protectionism

Jesus Aneiros Jesus Aneiros <>
Sun, 27 May 2001 18:10:14 -0400 (EDT)

El 27 May 2001 a las 12:45pm, Craig Brozefsky escribio:

> Paul Foley <> writes:
> > It seems logical to me that we only implement laws that protect us
> > from violence, theft and fraud; benefit to society be damned.
> > Simply copying (as opposed to reimplementing) the work of another
> > without permission is a form of theft.  Patents are a different
> > thing altogether; the problem they're meant to solve can be better
> > dealt with by contract.
> What's remarkable about this thread, and the others like it, is that
> there may be reams of rhetoric about the ethics of copying, the rights
> of society to enforce law, the status of property, the relation of
> intellectual property to more conventional properties, and systems of
> morals and ethics, but in the end it all comes down to the same thing:
> a theorizing circle-jerk that at it's core revolves around who can
> repeat their position more times than the other.

I agree.

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