Ideas as Property — the Big Lie of Big Content

Ideasas Property – the Big Lie of Big Content is
the title for this piece criticising the idea that ideas are property
that can be controlled like physical property. In the US, the framers
of the Constitution found the idea so important that they included it
in the document: Section 8:

The Congress shall have the
power… To promote
the progress of science and useful arts, by securing for limited times
to authors and inventors the exclusive right to their respective
writings and discoveries;

Seems pretty straight-forward to me.

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