Re: [rumori] Jefferson's song

From: Steev Hise (
Date: Tue Jul 03 2001 - 22:41:11 PDT

Tue, 3 Jul 2001 found Don Joyce writing:

>>As Jefferson wrote of copyright, "Its peculiar character,
>>too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other
>>possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from
>>me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as
>>he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without
>>darkening me."
>>One may not copyright a title or an idea -- "an idea" is
>>NOT a completed, thought out, intricately arranged
>>BODY of ideas called a song. I, personally, don't think
>>Jefferson would have confused the two.

She's just engaging in semantic quibbling, and missing the
essence of the Jefferson quote, which is that when you make
a copy of a piece of "intellectual property", you don't lose
anything. you still have your copy. that's the fundamental
thing about copyright.


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