"I’m a councillor to sick corporations and their disease is intellectual property"
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Vint Cerf takes his title of Internet Evangelist for Google seriously. He is knee-deep in several projects to bring the next versions of the "Internet" into the world, including IPv6 adoption and the creation of a new extraterrestrial Internet, the so-called "InterPlaNetary Internet." At the annual Digital Broadband Migration conference in Boulder, Colo., Vint sat down with Network World’s Julie Bort to discuss the future of IP, home networking, the Interplanetary Internet, cloud computing standards and other topics. (15:19)
Copyrights and patents have come to be called “intellectual property,” a phrase which suggests that they are much akin to ordinary property. They are not: they are a government grant of monopoly power. The argument in favour of intellectual property must then be that these monopolies provide important offsetting incentives for innovation and creation.
However, all the available evidence suggests that patents and copyrights are a failure, and inhibit innovation and creativity at least as much they encourage it.
In this lively and entertaining lecture, Dr. David Levine documents the history of intellectual property, arguing that the best strategy for stimulating creativity in 21st century society is to eliminate copyrights and patents entirely.
SFU/BMO Bank of Montreal Lecture Series