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Re: [OT] Intelectual Property Law

On 8/8/12, John Hasler <jhasler@newsguy.com> wrote:
> Celejar writes:
>> I can say the same about the very institution of private property; it
>> creates a monopoly (only I have the legal right to use a particular
>> piece of property) where none would otherwise exist, and that is its
>> very purpose.
> You and I cannot eat the same apple.  We can both have the same idea.

Ah, but we can't both sell the same idea in the marketplace!

(Or so the monopoly theory goes, which is confused thinking, since we
can both sell apples, even the same kind of apples. We could even
cooperate to sell the same apple, if we thought such a thing

Joel Rees

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