reply to post by kwakakev
i am for interlecual propertie rights but not at the expence of the free flow of information,
by forceing people to choose between sharing information to millions or "holding" information for finacial gain,
the free flow of information is repressed for profit.
i am an advocate of "open source science" i do not own science i do not own the ability for my science to benifit the world. but if i want to make a
buck the information is shielded from public use.
in my opinion if it was "very easy" and "very cheep" to purchace any information it would forful the finacial and open source criterior.
when an idea that can improve the world is forcably held hostage for finacial gain, the world sufferes and the chance of finacial gain is very
but if every person were "free" to use personally and a VERY small free was present at the point of sale for comercial use the information would be
more widly viewed and a very small fee over a very large audience,
COULD be more profitable for all
current copyright and IP laws cause a hording of info for money,
as they were designed before the internet as a medium for mass distrabution.
these laws were ritten in secert because they will suppress the ability for "free" information to flow "freely" accross the net and the globe.
this is oposite to the goals of the open and free net
i am against piracy but believe anything that could be used to benfit the peoples of the world,
should be "sold" at a very cheep price and the sheer scale of the net would provide more customers to INCREASE earnings for the IP holder.
1 product sold once @ 200$
1 product sold 1 million times for 20c = $200 000 dollars
this needs to be addressed or information worth hundreds of thousands of dollars will be held HOSTAGE
for a few hundred dollars
ps good to see you again K