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12.31.08

Videos: Food for Thought on Freedom of Thought, Corruption, and Corporate Deregulation

Posted in Fraud, Intellectual Monopoly, Patents, Videos at 9:54 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

FREE SOFTWARE DAILY has just shared the following video, which puts under scrutiny the idea of software patenting.

Eben Moglen addressed the students and staff of Christ University, Bangalore, on the topic of “The Free Software Movement and the Struggle for Freedom of Thought” on 12-12-2008 in the Main auditorium of the Christ University campus.

Here is Larry Lessig speaking about the role of corruption in politics — an issues he studies more closely than copyrights these days. This has a lot to do with so-called “intellectual property”, which is just a monopoly enabler, or a government-granted franchise.Here is questioning of the behaviour of corporations in general. A lack of regulation can be tied to the collapse of our economy at the moment.

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3 Comments

  1. Doug said,

    December 31, 2008 at 11:36 am

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    Corruption in politics and corporate sector, who would have guessed ..

  2. Dan said,

    December 31, 2008 at 11:43 am

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    IP is goverment franchise?

    I can’t say I agree with that, in it’s design stage, I beleive it was meant only to credit those who deserve credit. Sadly, it has…turned.

  3. Roy Schestowitz said,

    December 31, 2008 at 12:59 pm

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    Think of it as a welfare system gone awry.

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