1997-06-12 - Re: Thoughtcrime (Re: My War)

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
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UTC Datetime: 1997-06-12 13:33:03 UTC
Raw Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 21:33:03 +0800

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From: dlv@bwalk.dm.com (Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM)
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 1997 21:33:03 +0800
To: cypherpunks@toad.com
Subject: Re: Thoughtcrime   (Re: My War)
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Kent Crispin <kent@songbird.com> writes:

> On Wed, Jun 11, 1997 at 07:18:52PM -0700, Steve Schear wrote:
> > Ideas are not protected speech, since they only exist in the mind, only
> > expressions are protected.
> Actually, expression is heavily encumbered with state mechanism, since
> it is expression that is "protected" by copyright.  Ideas are also
> encumbered by the state, through patent law.  The whole notion of
> expression and ideas as property is purely sustained by the state.

Yes - "copyright" is a pretty recent invention.  I don't like it.


Dr.Dimitri Vulis KOTM
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