Property, Copyright, and MGM vs. Grokster
Do you download illegal music/movies/software?
What is property?
Hobbes, Harrington, Locke, etc. [mid 1600s]
What is intellectual property?
patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets
problems with the term "intellectual property"
confusion with natural rights vs. statutory rights
What is the history of copyright?
1476: Caxton introduces printing press to England
1557: royal charter to the Company of Stationers of London
1709: Statute of Anne: English copyright act of 1709
1790: US first federal copyright act (14 years)
What is the Sony Bono Copyright
Author's life plus 75-95 years
No new material entering public domain until Jan 1, 2019.
(copyright duration vs patent -- 20 years)
How does the internet factor into the
Where are we headed?
the question of balance
property rights vs. public good
What is the MGM vs. Grokster case?
What is the issue?
responsibility of software providers
What are the pros and cons?
What is the moral or christian
What will you do?
I have a few other thoughts and links on questions surrounding the
control of ideas here.