Alternative to IP rights?
January 2, 2007 2:47 AM Subscribe
Has anyone written about what a world without (or with very limited) intellectual property rights would be like? Alternatively, are there other models for encouraging creativity without IP rights?
posted by vizsla to technology (21 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
There has been a lot of resentment towards the big content producers like the RIAA and MPAA regarding their enforcement of copyright. How do the (key) people who resent the Napster and Grokster decisions envisage creators making a living? Would we have all the technology and entertainment choice now, if it weren't for IP rights? Interested in what has been written about this. I'm familiar with some of Lessig's work but I am not sure he actually paints a realistic alternative?