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Mon, 5 Mar 2001 17:30:34 +1100
At 7:52 PM +1100 4/3/01, Danny Yee wrote:
>Copyright is actually a very recent innovation, historically. And it
>is not a "natural right" of the same kind as material property,
I don't think hunter/food gatherer societies, which is what we were
for at least 90% of the time since we evolved, would have regarded
material property as a natural right. You made the gadget/tool when
you needed it and it often didn't last long. The idea of property
comes with a settled existence from agriculture when you start
needing lots of gadgets.
But I digress...
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