Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A defence of copyright

I would like to take a moment to credit Jamie Zawinski with a cogent argument that acknowledges the fallacy of so-called "intellectual property" yet plausibly justifies copyright as a matter of contract law. It would have to be one of those "social contracts" that as individuals we don't get to consent to or opt out of but with reference to the social nature of human beings it may fit within a reasonable interpretation of natural law. I'll be thinking about it.

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