James Boyle on 7 Ways to Ruin a Technological Revolution

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Google Tech Talk with http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvOHEA_xd2A&feature=player_embedded


"In his most recent book, Boyle describes how the idea of “public domain” it is being eroded by current copyright, patent, and trademark laws. He explains why gene sequences, basic business ideas and pairs of musical notes are now owned, why jazz might be illegal if it were invented today, why most of 20th century culture is legally unavailable to us, and why today’s policies would probably have smothered the World Wide Web at its inception."