Words by c.z.robertson

World Intellectual Property Day

2001-04-26 01:00:00 UTC

Today is World Intellectual Property Day. To mark the occasion I recommend reading John Barlow's The Economy of Ideas, Lydia Pallas Loren's The Purpose of Copyright, and James Gleick's Patently Absurd.

If that sort of thing is up your street you may also want to take a look at Jessica Litman's The Exclusive Right to Read and Phil Karn's page, The US Patent System Is Out of Control!

And, ironically, today we have news that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act has succeeded in stifling academic research.