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Re: License Dilemma

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: License Dilemma
Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 15:50:47 -0600
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Dmitry writes:
> That exactly what I am insist upon.  Patents is just socially acceptable
> instrument "To promote the progress of science and useful arts", by
> securing exclusive rights to their respective owners.

The point is that US law does not assert the existence of an inherent right
of authors and inventors to control the propagation of their works.
Instead it asserts that the _creation_ by law of such rights is in the
public interest.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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