Re: [rumori] Jefferson's song

From: Steev Hise (
Date: Thu Jul 05 2001 - 14:15:43 PDT

Wed, 4 Jul 2001 found Don Joyce writing:

>Not entirely. It's also about protecting your ability to profit exclusively
>from what is exclusively yours - this is about what is exclusively ones own
>to claim as one's own. This applies to art because we sometimes wonder if
>it's an idea uncopyrightable) or a mechanical arrangement of ideas
>(copyrightable.) Once your "ideas" become WORTH something, this becomes an
>issue, believe me.

I get the distinction, but i submit for consideration the
idea that Jefferson was using the word "idea" in a
metaphorical sense, not in a strict literal or legal sense.

note in the article i mentioned yesterday that Jefferson was
VERY wary of monopolies. that's the context of his
oft-quoted saying about ideas and tapers and such.


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