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Implications of rejecting "intellectual property"

Nov 16, 2009, 18:04 (4 Talkback[s])
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"What is "property"?

"A lot of people seem inclined to define property ownership as whatever the government says it is. However what is most relevant here is the common thread to most definitions which is "exclusive control". Even when someone refers to such concepts as "shared property", "public property" etc. they're still referring to some kind of exclusive control or exclusive rights, only the idea is that a group of people have control that excludes other groups.

"(Just for the record I don't agree such a thing is possible due to a contradiction of exclusivity with the fact that a "group" includes multiple people at the same time. I think only individual ownership is possible. However, that's beyond the scope of this article.)

"I have recently written more about property in more detail here where I define ownership more precisely and establish the basis of it in objective reality. The core of the definition, however, is still exclusive control - that is, a stream of actions that constitute it."

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