Apartheid Israel, Facebook Italy Fine, Seizing Sammiches, & Pakistan Blasphemy Executions (32m) – Episode 453

Episode 453 has Skyler giving his commentary on the following news stories: from APNews.com, “Leading human rights group calls Israel an ‘apartheid’ state“; from TheRegister.com, “Facebook appeals ruling that it stole tech. So, Italian judge issues new judgment: Pay 10 times the original fine“; from TheGuardian.com, “Dutch officials seize ham sandwiches of drivers arriving from UK“; and from AlJazeera.com, “Pakistan court sentences three to death for blasphemy“.

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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.

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Alex Knight
Alex Knight
6 months ago

As I stated in our conversation, I *don’t* think “you” (anyone but the creator, or someone they knowingly and willingly license) should be able to do *anything* with Spider-Man. Anyone should be able to — and can — create an original superhero…which then becomes that person’s property.

http://strike-the-root.com/intellectual-property-and-liberty

Alex Knight
Alex Knight
6 months ago

I think your interpretation of what constitutes a sufficiently “unique” version might be far more liberalized than my own. 🙂 This is why private adjudication would be so vital in a truly free-market system of “copyright”: There would need to be, I think, more or less commonly accepted standards in terms of what constituted a sufficiently original iteration of X, Y, or Z in such arrangements. This would, no doubt, keep the PROs (problem resolution organizations) *very* busy (more overhead for inventors, more commerce for PROs), but I still see that as far preferable to the communistic alternative where everyone’s… Read more »

Alex Knight
Alex Knight
6 months ago

Marvel and DC have the right to produce as many versions of their own characters/property as they care to. No one else does, or should, without specific license to do so from those owners. I disagree that ideas are not scarce (especially really good ones) — many, if not most of them are, in fact, absolutely unique in their specificities. That is not inconsequential. At any event, to communize ideas is not conducive to the sustenance of a capitalistic society. Except, perhaps, in instances where the originator specifically chooses to make their ideas public property. Which remains comparatively rare, of… Read more »

Alex Knight
Alex Knight
6 months ago

“If you don’t want me to use your idea, you have interfered with my use of my real property.” I think this is crux of where we disagree, and I do not agree whatsoever with that premise, nor do I agree with the idea that there must be either “real” property, or IP. The two can, and do, coexist — albeit better within free-market “law” as opposed to government. The suggestion that preventing you from using my specific iteration of an idea is “restricting” you and use of your property is no different than suggesting that disallowing you to have… Read more »

Alex Knight
Alex Knight
6 months ago

I think private adjudication will perform the direct opposite way, and strengthen IP. You are correct, however, in that this is just a guess — and one which will probably remain purely academic during our lifetimes. Yes we can use the same thoughts at the same time, unlike a car or a house, or my yard — but if you are profiting from my thoughts, my ideas, then I say you should not be permitted to do so. Not any more than you should be able to commandeer any of those other things without my express permission. We’re not talking… Read more »

Alex Knight
Alex Knight
6 months ago

We already have, haven’t we? 😀 Skyler, we’re having a conversation on your platform — I’m here as a (presumably) invited guest. Do with this what you will.

So long as my statements are properly attributed to me, of course. 😀

I’m actually laughing now. 😀