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You had a great post, nicely supported by fact and logic, until you threw patent in out of nowhere. Why not just say "...and copyright laws and libertarian logic unfortunately provide too many examples."
[Comment at 01/21/2010 10:45 AM by Anonymous]
Lonnie, Lonnie, Lonnie ... it's a well established fact that copyright and patent law are ill-conceived, from all the studies that have shown that they act contrary to their stated purpose, which is to "promote the progress of science and the useful arts".
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