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SubjectRe: Why DRM exists [was Re: Flame Linus to a crisp!]
On Sun, 27 Apr 2003, Larry McVoy wrote:

> Microsoft successfully made the case that if they were broken up it would
> damage world economy. So thinking and laws will evolve to accomodate
> this new world wherein IP is a critical factor.

It'd be nice to have a look at a world where all the scientists that
*really* left some kind of trace in this planet would have kept their IP
for their own. Or, for example, if E.Myers would have kept the algorithm
that you're very likely using in BK for diffing, for his own.



- Davide

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