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Why the term 'intellectual property' is a seductive mirage

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Richard Stallman has just wrote this: http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=04/10/27/189204

I tend to agree with him.

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Re: Why the term 'intellectual property' is a seductive mirage

I loved reading that in my FSF newsletter I just got. I think there is some definite need for clarity on this issue. Intellectual Property is a hugely deceptive term that should be shunned like bad cliches. The lumping together of Copyright, Patent and other such law is ignorant at best and downright deceptive at worst. Each area needs to be treated individually and intelligently. I like the "for a limited time" part of the Constitution Article 1 Section 8 Clause 8 in regards to copyright and patent law here in the states but we keep on messing with it and screwing innovators at the behest of profiteering corporations.

I enjoy Stallman's writings, I don't agree with everything he thinks, but then again I am Free and don't have to...

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