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Re: Fwd: Final updates for this Python Policy revision

On 12/18/09, Ben Finney <ben+debian@benfinney.id.au> wrote:
> I'm doubtful that it's correct to say “If it's copyright, it has an
> owner”. Copyright is *not* a property right; it's a different monopoly
> right. Monopolies are held; that doesn't make the holder of a monopoly
> the “owner” in a property sense.
> IANAL, but it seems the attempt to frame copyright as property is not
> founded in its inception nor its effects.

As much as a lot of us want to disagree with it, the law does
explicitly state that copyright is property - see e.g. Copyright Act
1968 (Cth) s196(1): "Copyright is personal property..."

Andrew Donnellan <><               andrew[at]donnellan[dot]name
http://andrew.donnellan.name          ajdlinux[at]gmail[dot]com

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