December 2006

Intellectual Property Graveyard

Brief History of Copyrights – Why the Grateful Dead and Dave Mathews Band Get It and Why Our Founding Fathers Would Spit On The Black Rat

Chuck reflects on the current Intellectual Property landscape and laments that the most trusted people in this department, like USA Constitutional author Thomas Jefferson, had it right back with Article 1, Section 8 and Article 27 – 1 … but oh, how money corrupts and confirms the golden rule – in that those with the gold rule. Well, seemingly that is as today’s content creator has new open source options available.