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Gizmodo: Gates Interview Part Four: Communists and DRM

Jan 14, 2005, 22:00 (8 Talkback[s])

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"Gizmodo: When you talked to CNet (I believe that was yesterday), you sort of ticked off some of the blog world with some of the comments... a specific comment that was made, about some of the IP advocates—people that are advocating more... not necessarily open source, but Creative Commons and things like that. A less restrictive IP environment. You made an analogy and called them 'communist...'

"Gates: No, no, no. I didn't say those people were 'communists.' I did say that they're... The question is: what incentive systems should exist in the world? Call 'communism' a system where [in] the extreme case you believe that the idea of the individual getting lots of wealth in return for the things they do... that that's wrong..."

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