[pp.int.general] WIPO DG mentions Pirate Party in speech to Blue Sky conference
teirdes at gmail.com
Wed Mar 2 18:24:35 CET 2011
On 02.03.2011 14:57, Mikulas.Ferjencik wrote:
> It is way easier to explain that Intelectual Property does not exist, rather then attempting to explain what we want to do with it.
It's certainly easier to claim that, but it's also false. If you look at
for instance the Basel I-III frameworks for global financial regulation
(which was the one that just recently failed because Basel II had a
loophole that made it possible to judge risk in a weird way. I can
explain this further but will sit och the information until someone
explicitly asks me because it's boooriiiiiing) for instance,
intellectual property rights are very much property rights, even "firm
assets" (note: FIRM) that can be used for assessing the risk of giving
someone a loan or the security in giving someone an insurance for giving
someone a loan.
ah. that was a basic explanation of loophole use. anyway, if the first
and second loanTAKERS in the above situations hold IPR assets, they are
perceived to be less risky than they would otherwise be. The associated
documents/obligations describing the debt are a further form of
(intellectual) property than can also be bought and sold between
different actors. It's a great way of generating GDP, and a less great
way of organising an economy (apparently).
anyway, the european parliament is looking into a tax on financial
transactions which i do not entirely understand how it would work, but i
have also not (yet) looked into the Tobin theory which was written
post-Basel II and therefore is /probably/ interesting in this context.
> Mikulas PPCZ
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