The Guardian: The War on Copyright Communists

[ Thanks to Mike Richardson for
this link. ]

“Bill Gates is an intelligent man who has done a great deal of
good in the world. So when he gets caught out in a bare-faced lie
this should matter to all of us; and last week, when he called the
opponents of American intellectual property law a ‘communist’
movement he was encouraging a mistake that could impoverish the
entire world.

“He said: ‘Of the world’s economies, there’s more that believe
in intellectual property today than ever. There are fewer
communists in the world today than there were. There are some new
modern-day sort of communists who want to get rid of the incentive
for musicians and moviemakers and software makers under various
guises. They don’t think that those incentives should

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