Re: intellectual property (Re: Totalitarian Assumptions in I, Robot)

From: Phil Goetz (
Date: Fri Mar 04 2005 - 21:31:21 MST

--- Thomas Buckner <> wrote:
> If intellectual ownership creates corrupting
> levels of wealth, lobbyists and legislators can
> be paid to extend it again and again. Now tell me
> why this cannont happen with patents also? Maybe
> even over concepts needed for FAI?
> Tom Buckner

The general flaws in our system of government
are an entirely separate issue from intellectual
property. If your reasoning were valid, you
could attack any implemented policy by pointing
to abuses of it, which always exist.

- Phil

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