Henry Lyne (henrylyne) wrote,
Henry Lyne
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Intellectual Property Run Amok

http://www.motherjones.com/news/exhibit/2006/03/intellectual_property.html

A DAY AFTER Senator Orrin Hatch said “destroying their machines” might be the only way to stop illegal downloaders, unlicensed software was discovered on his website.
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FOR INCLUDING a 60-second piece of silence on their album, the Planets were threatened with a lawsuit by the estate of composer John Cage, which said they’d ripped off his silent work 4’33”. The Planets countered that the estate failed to specify which 60 of the 273 seconds in Cage’s piece had been pilfered.
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