Monthly Archives: May 2007

The Scope of Government

One of the more serious problems facing us in the United States is defining the scope of government. This is not a matter of defining what the government can do, but rather what it should do. Much of the current … Continue reading

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The Physics of Bits

I have been both reading and writing about computers for a long time. One thing that I’ve found lacking in a basic explanation of key “obvious” concepts which are vital to understanding many legal and moral problems in current society … Continue reading

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Another Problem with Copyright

I had an interesting copyright experience this morning. I follow Violet Blue’s blogs — and when she went to the Forbes Web Disruptor’s conference, she recorded a panel discussion as a video feed. She mentioned in her comments that she … Continue reading

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AACS, Intellectual Property and other fictions

Whenever anyone speaks or writes about intellectual property, I suggest you place one hand on your wallet and back away very slowly. The problem with the term intellectual property is twofold: First, it is designed to elicit a comparison to … Continue reading

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