WIPO Copyright Treaty - Worldwide DMCA

Claus Färber list-fsf-eu-discussion at faerber.muc.de
Wed Aug 8 11:20:00 UTC 2001

Alessandro Rubini <rubini at gnu.org> schrieb/wrote:
> "intellectual property" is the term information owners use to
> spread the idea that owning information is a natural thing just
> like private property...

Interestingly, this way of thinking came from the French  
Revolution and is the basis for Continental Europe's "right of  
authorship" system, not for the Common Law copyright system.

Acutally, the only "intellectual property" is Continental Europe's  
copyright (and maybe patents as a borderline case); everything  
else referred to as IP such as trademarks, models, topographies,  
... and Common Law copyright is just "commercial property" or even  
better "commercial investment protection".

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