Browsing the archives for the Intellectual Property tag

How Copyright Laws, a Judge, and a Bad Decision Have Crippled the World
By: Barry Belmont

Today, Judge Denny Chin ruled against Google‘s plans to make available some 12 million books in a digital library that could be accessed by anyone with an internet connection. “While the digitisation of books and the creation of a universal digital library would benefit many,” Chin wrote in his decision, Google “simply go[es] too far, [...]

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Intellectual Property, Insomnia, and Lulz
By: Barry Belmont

What happens when you combine eclectic, off-the-wall musical tastes, a healthy sense of mockery for intellectual property, and an unceasing bout of insomnia? Well…a post like this. Some of you may recall from our (three?) intellectual property meetings that things can get awful tricky when trying to parse out copying ideas, borrowing themes, being influenced, [...]

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Before the Debate – Intellectual Property 1
By: Barry Belmont

This Thursday will likely prove to be another rousing debate amongst ‘promoters’ and leave-aloners of free market capitalism. Arguably one of the most contentious issues throughout all of libertarian philosophy, namely intellectual property rights, will be discussed at length with a focus on the central issue: is there a net benefit or loss associated with [...]

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Neil Gaiman on the Piracy of his Books
By: Barry Belmont

Excellent little interview by a fairly good writer (he’s a bit hit-and-miss in my opinion) on his opinion of copyrights, book piracy, and success in a world where sharing information of any sort gets freer and freer. …might as well dive right into the intellectual property discussion…

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Kinsella’s Intellectual Property Against Intellectual Property
By: Barry Belmont

Like the idea of intellectual property? Then clearly you’ve never read Stephen Kinsella’s Against Intellectual Property, nor signed up for his class (which started today and goes until December 17). Luckily, the first of his slideshows is available (and seen below), as well as a recent speech of his on the fact that intellectual property [...]

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Information: Property
By: Barry Belmont

If you don’t follow Abstruse Goose, you should.

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