[pp.int.general] WIPO DG mentions Pirate Party in speech to Blue Sky conference
rms at gnu.org
Sun Mar 13 11:45:34 CET 2011
IPR are a means to an end ("we want to have IPR so that we can control
information"), not an end to a means ("we want to control information so
that we can have IPR").
In general, a law is supposed to be a means to some end. So why would
people think it was otherwise with these dozen-or-so disparate laws?
Because the term "intellectual property" suggests it to them!
So the most direct way to correct this mistake is to explain that it
is a false idea that came from the misguided term "intellectual
Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
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