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Re: [ox-en] The term "intellectual property"

On Thu, 30 Oct 2003, Chris Croome wrote:

prep-l list at the moment over the use of the term
"intellectual property" that has been started by RMS:

I seem to remember that Graham had some ideas about this 
a while back, "monopoly rights"?

Yes, just that contrary to what rms is saying patents, copyright,
and design rights do have something in common - they involve the
legal granting of a right of monopoly. Which is why the extreme
economic liberals (from 19th century free traders to Milton Friedman)
have always opposed them. 



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