[LINK] copyright is not property
Deus Ex Machina
vicc at cia.com.au
Tue Jun 22 09:53:51 EST 2004
Antony Barry [tony at tony-barry.emu.id.au] wrote:
> On 21 Jun 2004, at 5:29 PM, Deus Ex Machina wrote:
> >of course you can own an idea. if you keep it in your head, its yours,
> >no one
> >can extract it from your head.
> An idea which stays in your head is stillborn. Ideas are like children.
> You want to see them free to spread their wings and grow up, to spread
> from mind to mind being enhanced as they do. Maybe they will look after
> you in your old age, maybe not. But that is not the point. Ideas die if
> they do not move from mind to mind.
> The worth of an idea is based on the number of minds in which it
> resides not on reward which may reach the originator.
the equation should balance. the value created by an idea to various
people should equal the reward to the owner. someone people may want
to give away ideas, but that doesnt preclude the fact that the
originator is entitled to get the reward of that creativity.
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