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They worked in the centuries before the internet. The internet is not going away. The patent system will have to.

I'm ... really not sure I buy that. I'll have to think about it.

Check out this book by two professors from Cambridge: http://www.amazon.com/Against-Intellectual-Monopoly-Michele-...

They've also made it available online, of course. http://www.dklevine.com/general/intellectual/against.htm

"The Public Domain" by James Boyle is also a good book, looking at copyright, also available for free:


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