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  •  copyright and patent law (1+ / 0-)
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    Progressive Moderate

    The one argument that holds water for the government giving exclusive rights (patent, copyright, etc) to someone as an incentive is that the costs borne by the general public as a result of the exclusive rights are smaller than the benefits received by the general public.

    Personally, I think most of the changes in copyright and patent law in the past few years aren't holding true to that original justification:  the increased benefits are going disproportionately to the rights holders and the costs are going disproportionately to the general public.

    I can't find your discussion on MYDD, so I can't be more specific. Is there still a link?

    Quick! Man the Blogs!

    by HiBob on Thu Feb 15, 2007 at 04:40:23 PM PST

    •  I am not discusing patent law (0+ / 0-)

      because I dont know much about it other than what I learned in school. As for your question see my response below.

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