[free-sklyarov] The digital copyright tug o' war

Jon O . jono at microshaft.org
Sat Aug 4 11:06:04 PDT 2001

I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me
and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country....
corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high
places will follow, and the money power of the country will
endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of
the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the
Republic is destroyed."
            -- U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, Nov. 21, 1864 

On 04-Aug-2001, Mark K. Bilbo wrote:
> On Saturday 04 August 2001 10:25, James S. Huggins \(Free Sklyarov\) wrote:
> >    >>>Thomas Jefferson was so concerned over the potential
> >    >>>for censorship inherent in government grants of monopolies
> >    >>>over ideas that he wanted an amendment included in what
> >    >>>we now know as the "Bill of Rights" that would limit all such
> >    >>>grants of monopoly to a specific number of years with NO extensions.
> >
> > Citations would be appreciated from anyone who knows where to find more
> > information on this particular topic (Jefferson and monopolies).
> >
> You could start with:
> http://www.msnbc.com/news/594462.asp
> An article by Siva Vaidhyanathan who has a book coming out titled _Copyrights 
> and Copywrongs_.
> Mark
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