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Re: [OT] Intelectual Property Law

I wrote:
> Thus you have a monopoly on the reproduction of copies of your work.

Celajar writes:
> 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.

Monopolies are commoplace and not, in and of themselves, necessarily
either illegal or immoral.  Nonetheless copyright creates monopolies
where none would otherwise exist: that is its purpose.
John Hasler

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