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Monopoly corrupts. Absolute monopoly corrupts absolutely.
Copyright Notice: We don't think much of copyright, so you can do what you want with the content on this blog. Of course we are hungry for publicity, so we would be pleased if you avoided plagiarism and gave us credit for what we have written. We encourage you not to impose copyright restrictions on your "derivative" works, but we won't try to stop you. For the legally or statist minded, you can consider yourself subject to a Creative Commons Attribution License.
Yesterday's New York Times had an obituary for Calvert DeForest aka "Larry (Bud) Melman" of "Late Night With David Letterman" fame. It reported, as some of you may remember, that NBC claimed ownership of the Larry (Bud) name when Letterman moved to CBS ---- and Calvert was barred from using the name again. Another example, perhaps small, of the evils of intellectual monopoly. link here
May he rest in peace. Letterman himself had to rename his show "The Late Show" because of the threat of a suit by the suits at NBC.
[Comment at 03/23/2007 11:07 AM by Bill Stepp]
Bad link in your post. You may have the same problem I first had on this site in figuring out how the link button works. You need to put the actual URL between the quotes (after 'href=') and substitute what text you want the link to display in your post where it says 'link here'. Hope this makes sense.
[Comment at 03/25/2007 12:18 PM by Justin Levine]
Justin, thanks, I need all the help I can get.
[Comment at 03/28/2007 07:03 AM by monopoly buster]
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