Subject: Re: termless copyright and patents
From: David Fetter <>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 10:10:27 -0700

On Wed, Sep 20, 2006 at 05:53:02PM +0900, Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> >>>>> "Thomas" == Thomas Lord <> writes:
>     Thomas> And, this would be better because socialism is a more
>     Thomas> efficient allocator of resources?
> Since Congress is involved, it's already socialism; I'm arguing we can
> have a better form of socialism.

Government is socialism?  What have you been smoking?!?  Every
government sets boundaries on the markets, *which it makes possible*.
Calling that "socialism" is just plain idiotic.

> All I meant was that a regular refereed match by Queensbury's rules
> is probably a better alternative to the spontaneous all-out
> no-holds-barred brawls we currently have.

If you think what we've got is no-holds-barred, you need to get out
more.  No-holds-barred is what you've got in Somalia.

> "IP" is still government force and still yuck, of course,

The alternative to government force is private force, which is not
even in principle accountable in the important ways that governments
are.  There is no other alternative, and force is always in the

It really saddens me when otherwise bright people espouse this
libertarian nonsense.

David Fetter <>
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