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Fortune: Copyright Protection Is for Dinosaurs

Apr 11, 1999, 10:21 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stewart Alsop)

Thanks to Bill Longabaugh for this link.

"Why do we need to protect intellectual property? Seriously, I'm beginning to wonder if we really need government protection of intellectual property in our new cyberworld."

"Copyright protection evolves from a world in which copying can be prevented. No one would have even considered this slightly screwy idea--let's prevent people from copying other people's work--if it had never been possible to prevent copying."

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