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Intellectual property “rights”

At worst “intellectual property” produces nice paradoxes. Like this one: “Scientist has to pay to access his own paper“. The irony is thick when it turns out that when the paper left the scientist’s table, it was licensed with a Creative Commons license.

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  1. Matti Vaittinen wrote:

    In ancient Rome the publisher – the copier – did not pay the poet anything. If something was “printed” on paper – i.e. carved, copied, or written on a piece of material – that which was on that material was looked upon as belonging to the owner of that material. Thus, the poet starved.

    Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

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