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Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war


From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: Stallman calls for an end to file sharing war
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:03:10 -0000
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Alexander Terekhov <address@hidden> writes:

> Tim Smith wrote:
> [...]
>> Can you suggest a third alternative (that is economically sound)?
>
> I think that capitalism (in the sense of market of exclusive rights in
> intangibles) is economically sound. The history has shown that all
> anti-capitalist experiments has failed miserably.

Like the experiment of giving authors copyrights that terminate after a
finite time span?  History has shown that enough money buys everything,
including lawmakers.  Time and again.

It has just not shown that this is a good thing.

-- 
David Kastrup


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