From Words in Posts:
2011 October 20
It’s not often that I see anyone else express something resembling my oppostion to copyrights and patents. The Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom, http://c4sif.org, appears to be one of the rare cases.
“The Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom (C4SIF) is dedicated to building public awareness of the manner in which laws and policies impede innovation, creativity, communication, learning, knowledge, emulation, and information sharing. We are for property rights, free markets, competition, commerce, cooperation, and the voluntary sharing of knowledge, and oppose laws that systematically impede or hamper innovation, especially those enforced in the name of defending “intellectual property,” such as patent and copyright; these should be radically reformed or entirely abolished.”
I don’t support copyright or patents at all. I can’t see using force against someone for the things that copyright and patent laws prohibits. If people are unable to earn for a lifetime from a finite, often short period of labor, that doesn’t bother me. Not earning a lifetime or more of income from a finite amount of time is how most people have survived throughout history. There’s no way to enforce copyright and patent laws without a powerful, omnipresent state. The ill effects of such a leviathan are far greater than the supposed benefits brought by copyright and patent laws.