[pp.int.general] where is the manifesto?
Richard M Stallman
rms at gnu.org
Sat Jan 3 16:21:34 CET 2009
If the aim is to make puns from TR/IP/S, how about calling the harmful
effects of TR/IP/S /bad TRIPS/?
It could be a useful joke.
However, many of the issues in that poster have nothing to do with the
TRIPES agreement, nor with any "intellectual property" law at all.
Also, the caption at the top speaks of copyright and only copyright,
in effect equating "copyright" and "intellectual property".
This sort of confusion is part of the harmful effect of the term
"intellectual property" which is why people ought to reject it.
Also, the poster does contains the term "intellectual property"
without clearly denouncing it, and that has the effect of granting
it further legitimacy. It criticizes the TRIPES agreement,
but does not forcefully criticize the term "IP".
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