December 11, 2004

Brasil's Stance on IP

Wired brings us an incredible article about Brasil's intellectual property policies, including everything from AIDS drugs to music to Linux. This is a really inspiring story which shows that solutions and hope for the future may increasingly come from unexpected and traditionally marginalized places and peoples.

Gilberto Gil, Minister of Culture of Brasil:
"A world opened up by communications cannot remain closed up in a feudal vision of property," he says. "No country, not the US, not Europe, can stand in the way of it. It's a global trend. It's part of the very process of civilization. It's the semantic abundance of the modern world, of the postmodern world - and there's no use resisting it."

Posted by steev at December 11, 2004 06:49 PM