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Financial Times: Why Open Source is Unsustainable

“Intellectual property often creates strange bedfellows on the
left and the right sides of the political spectrum. On the left,
many socialists oppose private property in all its forms. On the
right, some libertarians, such as Tom Bell of Chapman Law School,
are deeply suspicious of the use of intellectual property to block
the right of other individuals to think and speak as they choose.
While they regard private property as acceptable for physical
resources that cannot be used by everyone at once, they draw the
line at intellectual property, which can be copied at close to zero
cost…”


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