27 October 2010

Pope Pirate the First

He's possibly not the first person you'd expect to be speaking out against the current scope and trends in intellectual monopolies, but the pope has done just that:
on the part of rich countries there is excessive zeal for protecting knowledge through an unduly rigid assertion of the right to intellectual property

2 comments:

Robin Smith said...

I find a good place to start dialogue on intellectual property is to ask:

Is it possible to own the alphabet? And charge people a rent for its use.

And then, when does something become common property

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