dhouwn wrote:Intellectual property is so much more different from tangible property that I don't see being for its enforcement of such rights as a particular classically-liberal (US: libertarian) position.
If fact, I get quite the opposite sense when looking at some of the arguments for strict enforcement of it, e.g. to encourage enrichment of society (the "collective" ).
Good that you didn't, might have otherwise looked like you just wanted to have the last word or that the privilege of this thread to stay open depends on your personal interest in discussing this matter.Tom T. wrote:I knew I should have locked this thread.
The authorship of your artistic expression might be yours but with copyright law you have influence on whether someone has the right to photocopy it, in the tangible world I guess the same problem arises with 3d scanners and 3d printers. Would you argue that a blunt copy of your picnic table (with no originality on its own) would be your property? You having a monopoly on copies of the picnic table or the book (COPYright) is certainly not the same as you having a right to stick to your ownership of tangible things.Tom T. wrote:I go to my garage, take some wood and nails, and build a workbench or picnic table. It's mine.
I go to my keyboard and write a(n original) book. It's mine.
Tom T. wrote:Sometimes it costs money to ... create words (expressions of ideas). It always costs time. Some people have an awful lot of money to spare, but every human being has a finite amount of time on Earth.
Tom T. wrote:Someone spent their precious time creating these digital media.
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