Subject: Re: the value chain
From: "Stephen J. Turnbull" <turnbull@sk.tsukuba.ac.jp>
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1999 17:26:36 +0900 (JST)

>>>>> "Ian" == Ian Lance Taylor <ian@airs.com> writes:

    Ian> To which I responded that I didn't think the legal profession
    Ian> would permit this sort of public data to be locked up in a
    Ian> proprietary fashion.

The fact that it is _public_ data is precisely why lawyers are willing 
to let it be locked up.  It enhances their monopoly power, at fairly
low cost to them.

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