[conspire] G8 statement on intellectual property rights

Ruben Safir ruben at mrbrklyn.com
Sun May 20 12:20:33 PDT 2012

On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 12:46:53PM -0400, Edward Mokurai Cherlin wrote:
> On Sat, May 19, 2012 5:08 pm, Adrien Lamothe wrote:
> > Wonder how this statement out of the G8 conference may affect software
> > patent efforts:
> Badly. Why do you ask? ^_^
> > Given the importance of intellectual property rights (IPR) to
> > stimulating job and economic growth,
> The simplest of Voodoo economics, in which monopoly is competition,
> austerity is stimulus, deficits due to tax cuts are future surpluses,
> recessions are economic growth, and unemployment is due to invisible
> job gains in the magical flying unicorn care market. In fact, IPR is
> the primary engine of monopoly power in the global economy, except
> where subverted by Copyleft.

I hate it when people mix up issues, especials the copyright issues to
other things, like in your case, tax cuts.

Blah.  It drives people away.

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