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Tech Central Station: The Ideological War Over Intellectual Property

May 03, 2005, 13:00 (27 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Schultz)

"Intellectual property, once a dry, technical subject, has been cast as the villain in a modern day struggle between darkness and light. Free Culture and open source advocates argue passionately that intellectual property rights harm us all by locking up knowledge and culture. Their protests are loudest in the U.S. and E.U., but the most consequential front in this burgeoning ideological war over intellectual property rights is the developing world.

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