[cc-community] Re: designer patterns using CC
email at greglondon.com
Fri Jun 17 19:45:14 EDT 2005
>>> Which means that while electronic works are naturally
>>> democratic (software/text/music for the people),
>>> physical works are naturally commercial
>>> (designs to be mass produced by companies).
>> *naturally* commercial!?!
>> This completely distorts the very violent and artificial nature of
>> capitalist (mass) production!
I think we're talking about two different types of "natural".
I mean "natural" as in a "zero sum game" with finite resources,
i.e. physical property owned by individuals,
versus abstract ideas that are public domain.
Whether or not it is violent, right, just, or whatever
wasn't my point.
It's just that the game theory of physical stuff points toward
private property, whereas the game theory of abstract
(intellectual) ideas which can tranfer purely electronically
seem to be a game theory of a non-zero-sum-game,
infinite-resources, win-win, etc.
you can't exhaust an electronic version of linux.
everyone can download a copy and use it without
taking any copies away from anyone else.
physical stuff is naturally zero-sum.
For me to get a pair of jeans,
someone has to lose a pair of jeans,
which tends toward a private-property system.
At least until we get a santa claus machine...
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