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Intellectual Property Laws Are Out of Control

Interesting, related to “Who owns the data?”

The publisher had argued, essentially, that you might own a book you bought, but the company retained the right to sell it.

Ownership ought to mean something. When you buy a smartphone or an automobile, it should be yours, and companies shouldn’t be able to leverage their intellectual property rights in software to keep you from unlocking, repairing, modifying, or reselling it as you see fit.

via Our Intellectual Property Laws Are Out of Control – Popular Mechanics.

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