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Re: gpl licensing

From: Rui Miguel Silva Seabra
Subject: Re: gpl licensing
Date: Tue, 05 Dec 2006 14:48:46 +0000

Ter, 2006-12-05 às 07:47 -0600, John Hasler escreveu:
> Rui Miguel writes:
> > Well, but they work completely different from copyright,
> > name-calling-Alexander...
> > And from patents... which work in almost exactly the opposite form of
> > trade secrets.
> Patents, copyrights, and to a lesser extent trademarks are all
> transferrable "rights against the world" and thus have enough of the
> characteristics of property to be treated as a form of property by the law.
> The only reason for classing trade secrets as intellectual property is that
> the same lawyers deal with them as with patents etc.

A government GRANTED and TEMPORARY MONOPOLY right is not property.

You can say there's "enough similar" characteristics, but there are also
many "totally dissimilar" characteristics so it can't be like property.

Immateriality, duplicability at (marginally) zero cost, non scarse,


+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?

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