Life is a copyrighted highway

posted by
March 23, 2011
Ludwig von Mises Institute
by SM Oliva  
Posted in Commentary

"The first US copyright law extended legal protection to 'the author and authors of any map, chart, book or books already printed within these United States.' A work had to be completed before any copyright was recognized. Nor did the original law address any 'derivative' works that might later emerge with some basis in the copyrighted work. Two centuries later the copyright mentality is less concrete. Now there are unknown 'authors' who claim the right to censor works that are, at best, tangentially related to some half-formed idea that was never completed much less published." (03/22/11)

http://blog.mises.org/16167/life-is-a-copyrighted-highway/  

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