Richard Stallman on Copyrights

by | Jul 20, 2007 | Stress Blog | 5 comments

This talk was delivered recently at the University of Waterloo. It is entitled “Copyright vs Community in the Age of Computer Networks”. I haven’t heard the talk yet, but from the “Abstract” text, I would probably go much further than Stallman would. I don’t concede that copyright (or patent, or any “Intellectual Property”) was ever necessary, and always represents a state-granted monopoly over ideas, enforced by State violence. Anyway, check out Stallman’s talk if you’re starved for media content while Scott gets his PC fixed.

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