Den Immateriella Revolutionen

Från vänsterhåll har man ju sen gammalt en rätt pragmatisk syn på detta med äganderätt o.dyl. En ideologi som infosoc känns knappt som någon nytolkning alls. Men liberaler och moderater, hur ser de på immateriell äganderätt o.dyl.? Här är två citat från liberala ikoner som belyser problemen:

"The difference between [copyrights and patents] and other kinds of property rights is this: while ownership of material goods guides the use of scarce means to their most important uses, in the case of immaterial goods such as literary productions and technological inventions the ability to produce them is also limited, yet once they have come into existence, they can be indefinitely multiplied and can be made scarce only by law in order to create an inducement to produce such ideas. Yet it is not obvious that such forced scarcity is the most effective way to stimulate the human creative process."


"The question of intellectual property rights is very complicated. Freedom of speech is the opposite of copyright, which means that you can't get copyright rights. And, intellectual property is different from physical property: in both cases, you have a monopoly but the monopoly on intellectual property is wholly different because duplicating the property comes generally at a very low or zero marginal cost. You are enforcing a monopoly pricing, as it were, that limits output to lower than the optimum social level. You cannot be in favor of infinite copyright. Essentially it's a problem of practical compromise, whether you have 17 years, 25 years, 10 years, 50 years."


Immaterialrätten har bidragit med en ny dimension i politiken, nya vänner och fiender, kanske lite av ett paradigmskifte?

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Postat av: Ingemar

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