Re: IP was: My Extropian Manifesto...

From: Jason Joel Thompson (
Date: Sun Aug 13 2000 - 15:50:19 MDT

> And that's the way it is. If you have no power to prevent me from making
> use of content you create, you have no "right" to do so either. You can
> piss and moan all day about what rights you think you have, but its no
> different from me claiming that I have the right to inherit the moon. Get
> used to it and get over it.

Ah yes, "get used to it and get over it," the rallying cry of the
pessimistic inevitablist.

Good thing that a bunch of smart people on this planet decided to try to
exert some influence over our reality despite its apparent inevitability.
Instead of shrugging and saying: "Hey, we can't stop Frank from chopping
down Roger's plum tree and setting his barn on fire, so let's not bother,"
they figured they'd whip up some aribitrary social contracts to control
undesirable individual behavior.



::jason.joel.thompson:: ::wild.ghost.studios::

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