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Re: [OT] Intelectual Property Law

On Tue, 07 Aug 2012 18:03:29 -0500
John Hasler <jhasler@newsguy.com> wrote:

> Celejar writes:
> > You are perfectly free to create your own work and compete with me for
> > the same audiences and dollars; the only thing you can't do is copy
> > _my_ work.
> Thus you have a monopoly on the reproduction of copies of your work.

Okay, but this is veering close to sophistry; I can also say that any
private ownership of property is monopolistic, since it gives the owner
a monopoly on the use of some particular piece of property.


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