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More on a divide among libertarians on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act

More on a divide among libertarians on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
More on a divide among libertarians on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act



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-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Politech] A divide among libertarians on DMCA: Cato says 
get rid of it [ip]
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 15:42:33 -0800
From: Seth David Schoen  
To: Declan McCullagh  
References: <442A3DDE.5040507@well.com> 

Declan McCullagh writes:

> Small-L libertarians broadly agree on many things, including the need 
> for individual rights, limited government, contracts, and low taxes. But 
> a few areas have internal rifts: Abortion and intellectual property 
> number among them.

The latter is an ancient theme.  For example, U.S. libertarians
disagreed about it publicly in 1888.

http://www.wendymcelroy.com/libdebates/ch6intpr.html 

One interesting point is that libertarians who think intellectual
property was created by government often want to eliminate it entirely
(or adopt a strong presumption against it), while libertarians who
think intellectual property is a natural right often want it to be
absolute.

-- 
Seth David Schoen  | This is a new focus for the 
security
http://www.loyalty.org/~schoen/ | community. The actual user of 
the PC
http://vitanuova.loyalty.org/ | [...] is the enemy. 
                                        |          -- David Aucsmith, 
IDF 1999

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