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Re: [SOLVED (magic?)]

From: tomas
Subject: Re: [SOLVED (magic?)]
Date: Sun, 12 Jun 2022 07:02:07 +0200

On Sat, Jun 11, 2022 at 08:44:28PM -0400, Richard Stallman wrote:
> [[[ To any NSA and FBI agents reading my email: please consider    ]]]
> [[[ whether defending the US Constitution against all enemies,     ]]]
> [[[ foreign or domestic, requires you to follow Snowden's example. ]]]
> Trade secrecy is one of the several forms of power that
> the overgeneralization "intellectual property" is said to include.
> As you said, it is very different from all the others.

As I see it, "intellectual property" is an umbrella concept clumping
together unrelated things (patents, copyrights, trade secrets, brand
rights) which may or may not make sense in the context.

In my eyes, it's desperate capitalism: available land has stopped
"growing" (it did between the 13th and the 18th century, in some
pretty perverse way [1]). But capitalism wants growth, so it needs
something else to grow into.

Now you can produce virtulally (really!) unlimited amounts of videos
on Youtube [2], so there's your growth.

Until people realise that those videos aren't any worth unless there
are other people willing to watch them.

It's going to be a difficult adaptation phase for us. I don't even
know whether we'll survive that. But knowing a lot of young and
optimistic people I think I haven't the moral right to not try.

Now let me get down from my soapbox :)


[1] it involved exterminating people and other living creatures,
   but somehow we managed to "forget" about that

[2] this is, of course, just a placeholder for intellectual
   property. Biased? Yes :)


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