Stuff worth reading (08/07/2006)

There seems to be some intelligence in North America. In Canada to be more specific. This is only the last article of quite a few on Canadian artists worrying about copyright. This is a little old, but still hilarious. Go CEA! Here’s an article on Britain’s anti-terrorism policy. It pretty much confirms the worries I’ve …

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Recent thoughts on patents

Eric Flynn’s first column on copyright got me thinking. It’s a really good piece on copyright, but especially one thing jumped out and stuck in my mind: Copyright is a privilege, not a right. I believe basically a similar line of reasoning can be applied to patents. Monopolies are evil. Patents are government-sanctioned monopolies. Hence, …

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