Monday, 1 June 2009

Ideas are for sharing

Creativity is where our ideas meet.. mingling, changing and recreating..

The thing about good ideas is that they have a life of their own - (well strictly speaking all ideas do). We give them birth and send them on their way. We don't own them - not as property. We can't destroy them - the only power we have over them, and that a weak one, is to hinder them from spreading. But we too have the gift to spread them...

Some die... put down and forgotten. Some are reborn. Rediscovered... spread.

Serendipity took me today from to Carl Johan Rehbinder's Tantra Blog with well written and insightful articles on 'Love, Sex, Politics & Culture'. It's in Swedish as usual, which is a shame as the latest article is about the UK- on UK legislation giving police powers to ban photographing “likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism”.

Anyway.. Among the comments to this article .. on why he joined Piratpartiet .. was a link to an article on "The Libertarian Case Against Intellectual Property Rights". It's from 1995... which for some is a lifetime ago... but it is nevertheless fresh and relevant to today's debate on the future role in society for intellectual property.

Go share!

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