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Against Intellectual Monopoly

http://levine.sscnet.ucla.edu

"It is common to argue that intellectual property in the form of copyright and patent is necessary for the innovation and creation of ideas and inventions such as machines, drugs, computer software, books, music, literature and movies. In fact intellectual property is a government grant of a costly and dangerous private monopoly over ideas. We show through theory and example that intellectual monopoly is not necessary for innovation and as a practical matter is damaging to growth, prosperity and liberty."

It is an economic book that build a devastating case against patent and copyright laws.

Notes: It seem that book marks the GPL and other free software license as the exception and is something that they see as beneficial. It is something if possible they want to see preserved.

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Created by kiba 11 years 18 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 18 weeks ago
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What Does "IP" Really Mean?

http://www.linuxjournal.com

For readers of Linux Journal, "IP" almost certainly refers to the Internet Protocol, part of the TCP/IP suite that underpins the Internet. But to most people, if it means anything, "IP" refers to something known as "intellectual property". This widespread recognition is rather curious, because "intellectual property" does not exist.

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Created by extra 11 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 26 weeks ago
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Inventor of revoked payment patent says UK system is a joke

http://www.theregister.co.uk

A patent for the handling of gratuities in card payments has been revoked by the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) for being a business method implemented by a computer program. The decision follows recently-revised guidance on patentability.

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Created by anna 11 years 26 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 26 weeks ago
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(Mis)understandings of the words “intellectual property”

http://www.redhatmagazine.com

Last month I was threatened with police intervention after taking pictures of my two-year-old. Why?

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Created by mads 11 years 31 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 31 weeks ago
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Intellectual Property Cold War Rages On

http://www.osweekly.com

I have pointed this out time and again. Like it or not, the patent war is already here. Luckily, if it hits full throttle, Google will be a part of it on the side of Linux vendors. Google uses Linux and is ready to battle alongside the rest of Open Invention Network, utilizing a collection of Linux patents against Microsoft if it comes down to it.

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Created by peacemaker 11 years 39 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 39 weeks ago
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Are property rights in ideas unethical?

http://www.jpost.com

This article asks the over-simplified question, "Are property rights in ideas unethical?" The article is flawed, but worth reading. The author concludes that the IP system should change somewhat (how he doesn't specify) to accommodate free content. However, he also holds that free content is inherently dependent on proprietary content.

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Created by mattflaschen 11 years 46 weeks ago – Made popular 11 years 45 weeks ago
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