Cory Doctorow on "Intellectual Property"

Cory's article in The Guardian shows why the phrase "intellectual property" causes all sorts of problems.

Fundamentally, the stuff we call "intellectual property" is just knowledge - ideas, words, tunes, blueprints, identifiers, secrets, databases. This stuff is similar to property in some ways: it can be valuable, and sometimes you need to invest a lot of money and labour into its development to realise that value.

But it is also dissimilar from property in equally important ways.

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You forgot the href argument in your a tag for the texted link "Cory's article in The Guardian"... or Drupal has a bug :-)

Julien Lamarche
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Works for me...

It's working for me now. It's possible that Russell sneaked in and fixed something...

I would, but I didn't.

I would do that if I noticed a typo that I could quickly fix, but I didn't in this case.

Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) consultant.


Actually Russell, that was me. I noticed it (a missing quote) as well and, whether intentionally or not, the system seemed willing to give me edit access. So I fixed it.

Don't know if you want to check mine and others permissions, I'm probably not suppose to be a sysop. Hope I didn't overstep my bounds.... too much :-)

You forgot

I think you just forgot conversations we had in the past about you helping out with the site :-)

As a FYI there is a roll called "sysadmin" and only System and "Russell McOrmond" have that access.

There is a roll called "Site Editor" and chris_brand , mgifford, "Jem Berkes", jlam, "Darryl Moore", "Charles MacDonald", DonK, and mcr have that access.

Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) consultant.


Thanks, Darryl.