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Pirates of the Digital Millennium: How the Intellectual Property Wars Damage Our Personal Freedoms, Our Jobs, and the World Economy by Jack B. Rochester, John Gantz

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Chapter 10. Through the Fog: The Future of Intellectual Property

 

The prevailing wisdom among those who earn their living within our system of intellectual property protection is that some minor tweaking here and there will fix the problem. The prevailing wisdom is wrong. The time has come not for marginal changes but for wide-open thinking about designing a new system from the ground up.[1]

 
 --Lester Thurow, MIT Economist
 

The ethical discussion starts with the admission that intellectual property exists and that making off with it is theft. I've heard lawyers establishing that there is no such thing as IP. Copyright is a granted privilege, not a form of property. That there are draconian laws enforcing copyright is one thing. That media industry ...

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