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  •  I have nothing against copyright (1+ / 0-)
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    cville townie

    I have a number of patents, the recent ones are good for 20 years.  After that you can steal my ideas to your heart's content.  That's the way it should be.  I get a monopoly on the work for a fixed period of time in exchange for giving it up at the end of the term.  Everyone benefits.

    If copyright law were like patent law I would have no reason to complain.

    •  The difference being... (0+ / 0-)

      Patent law is about the physical production of goods - more importantly, a particular aspect of it. It would be difficult to pay the guy that invented the nail for the use of it 500 years after production, simply because a system like this would cause future production to increase exponentially.

      Intellectual property is a whole product - it's the reason why you can't really IP phrases, but whole works. Most likely, the whole work will not be used in another whole work.

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