Por nettizen - 20 de Noviembre, 2005, 9:12, Categoría: para leer

Qué se puede esperar de un artículo que comienza con este párrafo,

"The difference between ideas and things is obvious as soon as
someone hits you over the head with an idea - so obvious that
until recently it was entirely clear to the law. Things could
have owners and ideas could not. Yet this simple distinction is
being changed all around us. Ideas are increasingly treated as
property - as things that have owners who may decide who gets to
use them and on what terms."

Y finaliza con este otro,

"This is madness. Ideas aren't things. They're much more valuable
than that. Intellectual property - treating some ideas as if they
were in some circumstances things that can be owned and traded -
is itself no more than an idea that can be copied, modified and
improved. It is this process of freely copying them and changing
them that has given us the world of material abundance in which
we live. If our ideas of intellectual property are wrong, we must
change them, improve them and return them to their original
purpose. When intellectual property rules diminish the supply of
new ideas, they steal from all of us."


Owning ideas. The boom in the intellectual property market will not reap rewards for us all (Andrew Brown) [The Guardian]


ps.- posiblemente todo esto de la "propiedad intelectual" en los tiempos presentes pueda resumirse en estos comentarios de David Bollier (Property Rights in the Networked Environment: Something's Gotta Give):

"For me, the Sony BMG debacle and the founding of the Open Invention Network suggest that conventional notions of property are highly problematic in the networked environment. But it"s hard to let go of established prejudices, especially when they have the weight of habit and marketplace advantage. Still, it"s time to face up to the truth that "intellectual property" law is a philosophically incoherent and politically rigged mess. For those who are grownup enough to recognize the on-the-ground realities, the commons is a more apt and even compelling paradigm. It"s time to upgrade our mental and cultural software."

  1. Para el asunto Sony BMG léase El rootkit del DRM de Sony: la verdadera historia
  2. Para la iniciativa Open Invention Network léase Cinco grandes compran patentes para el software libre

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