Softpedia: Copyright and Patent Laws Are Killing Innovation
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 09 Mar 2009 14:06
Number of posts: 2
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Summary:
Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine, two leading economists from the Washington University in St. Louis, believe that the time has come for patents and copyright to disappear as pieces of legislation from the laws of all countries. They say that the most important asset that any nation now has in front of the economic crisis is innovation, but that these two types of laws hinder it, and prevent new and potentially marketable products from reaching customers. In their new book, “Against Intellectual Monopoly,” the two argue the necessity of making copyright and the patenting systems obsolete.
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