Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th May 2011 22:40 UTC, submitted by twitterfire
Internet & Networking "John Perry Barlow - EFF co-founder, Grateful Dead lyricist, and, improbably, now a rancher - arrived in Paris and began tweeting up a storm from the e-G8 summit gathered there this week to discuss the future of the Internet." Incredible what Sarkozy is planning - how about he focus on the many problems in France the people there are actually suffering from?
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RE: Synthetic scarcity
by Timmmm on Thu 26th May 2011 12:54 UTC in reply to "Synthetic scarcity"
Timmmm
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2006-07-25

"Property is something that can be taken from me. If I don't have it, somebody else does.

It is a pity that wise words are but gibberish to the ears of fools


Yeah but unfortunately it's not true:

"property

The right to the possession, use, or disposal of something; ownership
- rights of property"

Why is it that so many arguments against stringent copyright rules are pathetic attempts to redefine words (e.g. "I'm not technically 'stealing' so it's ok.").

We can bestow property-ness upon ideas using laws if we want to. Give an actual argument why is it bad to do that - don't just say "idea's aren't property, so you can't own them".

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