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GOLEMs are better than "Intellectual Property" -- Passing criticism on "IP"

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Have you ever heard someone saying "Intellectual Property is a dumb term, please do not use it" in the parliament? Well it happened in the German Bundestag: Prof. Dr. Thomas Hoeren said it during the internet enquote this week.

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Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal

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In 2003, after I unveiled a prototype Linux desktop called Project Looking Glass*, Steve called my office to let me know the graphical effects were “stepping all over Apple’s IP.” (IP = Intellectual Property = patents, trademarks and copyrights.) If we moved forward to commercialize it, “I’ll just sue you.” My response was simple.

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US copyright lobby claims free software undermines respect for intellectual property

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The International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) wants countries such as Brazil, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam to be placed on the US government's blacklist of copyright sinners for supporting open source software

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Obama Finally Slams the USPTO, But Parrots Talking Point from Microsoft and Intellectual Monopolists

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Failure to understand the true role of patents, especially at the government level; pharmaceutical industry veteran admits the patent lie; IPCom officially loses patent crusade

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Implications of rejecting "intellectual property"

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I write this to clarify my ideas and illustrate more precisely what happens if we actually reject the idea of intellectual property.

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"Intellectual Property" a Violation of Real Property

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Pretending that ownership of software is possible and thus trying to enforce this ownership (as copyright and patent laws do) actually leads us to violations of actual physical property.

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Why intellectual property is such a confusing concept

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An article explaining the practical reasons behind the concept of material property and lack of such behind the concept of intellectual property.

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Microsoft IP Ventures and Intellectual Ventures

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Vultures of intellectual monopolies seek to turn a dying business model into one of racketeering

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Burning the Ships: A Review

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In a world where distinctions between open source and proprietary software are becoming increasingly irrelevant, what role can IP [Intellectual Property] play in facilitating greater collaboration with the industry for the benefit of business and customers alike?

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How Microsoft (and Apple) Wants to Own GNU/Linux, in the ‘Intellectual’ Sense

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Microsoft pollutes data and programs using proprietary formats and software patents; Apple pollutes the Internet with software patents

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ACTA Leak Reveals Upcoming Intellectual Monopoly War?

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As certain large nations approach bankruptcy, will so-called "IP"; become the next battleground?

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Saving the Intellectual Commons with Open Source

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Regular readers of this blog will know that I am not a fan of the term “intellectual property”, and that I prefer the more technically correct term “intellectual monopolies”. Despite that, I strongly recommend a new book from someone who not only approves of the term “intellectual property”, but of its fundamental ideas.

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Open source does not mean 'open to pilfer trademarks,' suggests Google

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Some are apparently up in arms that Google is refusing to allow Chrome developers to use its trademarks and the comic book it released to help explain Chrome.

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Computer Software And Intellectual Property Rights

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This paper discusses, how intellectual property rights operate in the field of computer software.
It was read by Justice Yatindra Singh Judge Allahabad High Court on 15th March 2008 at National Conference on Advancements in Information Communication Technology Allahabad

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Neither Intellectual, Nor Property

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Mike Masnick writes an article about the issues of the term "Intellectual Property". This article is part of his series on Intellectual Property http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20080228/003450379.shtml .

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