Re: Obsolesence of Intellectual Property

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Tue Aug 01 2000 - 02:03:39 MDT

>From: Paul Hughes <>

>Whether we like it or not, the age of abundance is upon us. Either we
>open the flood gates of information and allow everyone to prosper as
>cost of goods drop closer to zero. Or we continue this archaic and
>obsolete charade of intellectual property rights, created by the rich
>for the rich, paying them exorbitant fees for what in reality costs
>next to nothing to reproduce.

Amen brother. Though I agree with much of what you had to say, I am not
without sympathy to those who create content. But I do have this to say to
them: If your craft is not sufficiently compelling to earn you a comfortable
living without resorting to the archaic and outdated laws of copyright
protection, perhaps you should bite the bullet and go out and get a day job.


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