I too find the occasional off-topic exchange interesting. This one is no exception. To the credit of both John and David, they noted this as an OT subject. I also like Mike's idea on this thread: a proper and formal JD exchange...cool. This is a hot issue. Should it be argued as a legal issue or a moral issue, because we should not assume that the law walks hand in hand with morality. Consider that laws are made by Congressmen. Nuf said there perhaps. If this is a legal issue, I'd recommend everyone do some serious homework by reading, watching or listening to the work of Lawrence Lessig, a genious thinker, an attorney...not a lawmaker. I doubt anyone would question Lessig's authority on this subject. His thinking in concerns of intellectual property rights is expansive and illuminating. Everybody back to your corners, wipe your brows, crack your books and listen to Lessig. TO in VA On 11/2/06, John Blumel wrote: <Snip>
Sorry, here's a link to Lessig:http://www.lessig.org/content/audio/On 11/2/06, Tom Ogren wrote: <Snip>
Because I just can't keep out of this one: Judge Richard A. Posner is a hero of mine. If you're interested in intellectual property and haven't read The Economic Structure of Intellectual Property Law (which Posner co-authored with William Landes) then you really need to go get a copy. ~/Matt On Thu, Nov 02, 2006 at 05:22:48PM -0500, Tom Ogren wrote: <Snip>
Can we just download a copy and post it here to help everybody? Does that beg the copyright issue? Brett On 11/2/06, Matt Henkel wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
Lynne, fair enough and you are correct...Coffee is king here. Still...much thought and effort has gone into the arguments of both sides and I for one would love some danged closure, as I hope would David and John. Matt, it's neat how rivers converge. Methinks Larry Lessig clerked for Judge Posner. There are a small number of people who can claim genuine authoritative knowledge in the realm of intellectual property, etc... I think it's worth hearing what these guys have to say. I'll check out Posner's book. After all...these fellows think about this stuff much, much more than the rest of us. Thanks for the tip. By the by, this morning's Guatemala Antigua Maria Especial was sublime, as was the Green Stripe...both at C+. TO On 11/2/06, Matt Henkel wrote: <Snip>
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