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Subject:  Re: Why the US is collapsing - by a Swede Rick Date:  3/25/2008  12:05 PM
Author:  leohaas Number:  37859 of 531

yeah, abitare, I have heard of Napster, and I know there are a lot of young people (and hippies) who would like to see IP abolished. No doubt there will be lots of online games (very useful). And there is always Linux as the hackers' operating system.

But without IP laws not many people will write books, create new music, or perform any kind of research. Why would they? It simply does not pay. In a capitalist society innovation is rampant because of the potential pay-off which is protected by IP laws.

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