Re: intellectual theft*

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Sun Aug 13 2000 - 19:43:47 MDT

>From: "Josephine Smith" <>

>If you abandon the concept of *fair* and the rather flaccid view of *well,
>that's just the way things are....." and instead ask "What are the
>consequences of this state of affairs and how can things be made better?"
>you may well improve a situation.

Agreed. Many people reflexively assume that it is “fair” to allow content
providers to monopolize their creations, yet at the same time exploit them
for perpetual financial gain. Is it “fair” for me to be able to write a
song in half an hour, and reap royalty payments from it for the rest of my
life, while the next guy spends half a year building a house and sells it
for a one time payment, never to see another dime from his investment?


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