[LINK] copyright is not property
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Sat Jun 19 10:36:40 EST 2004
At 11:22 18/06/2004 +1000, Antony Barry wrote:
>On 18 Jun 2004, at 9:59 AM, Deus Ex Machina wrote:
>>prove it. value exists not in the thing itself but in the perceptions of
>Many, perhaps most of the things I value have no price and cannot be
>supplied by market mechanisms.
Like the Grand Kids huh :)
But then if you live in NSW and have a baby born in NSW, you don't "own"
that child, you are granted, by default an "authority" to look after the
child which can be revoked by the State at any time for ANY reason it deems
So perhaps there is a market mechanism and value for Children in our
society. Adoption costs $20,000 or more and the State benefit greatly from
Therefore, there is a price for just about everything.
The health system is no different. Nor is the Internet. In a day where
pipes control what we can access, we're still paying by the byte and
Telstra Cable and Bigpond DLSL users pay for sending and receiving their
data, plus the pipe, plus the equipment. Other providers charge flat
monthly rates without extra charges and yet, are less subscribed by comparison.
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