Comments on: William Patry on How to Fix Copyright http://libertarianstandard.com/2012/01/10/william-patry-on-how-to-fix-copyright/ Property - Prosperity - Peace Sat, 09 May 2015 08:06:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 By: Andrei Mincov http://libertarianstandard.com/2012/01/10/william-patry-on-how-to-fix-copyright/#comment-2613 Fri, 27 Apr 2012 09:24:09 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=10318#comment-2613 William Patry’s book has several great points.
I have a great deal of respect for him since he is one of the marginal who are fearless enough to answer the most basic question: why do we have copyright laws at all.
He sets straight numerous myths following today’s mainstream justification about copyright that it is meant to balance the interests of authors with the interests of the people. 

The big predicament his book is that it is founded on incorrect suppositions and as a result it concludes with awfully risky proposals.
In his view, the purpose of copyright laws is to ensure the most benefits to the public but only give authors the bare minimum to would encourage creativity.
He deems that copyright laws are not about giving originators the right to c how their works are utilized.

In my critique, How Not To Fix Copyright – My Response to William Patry (http://mincovlaw.com/blog-post/how_not_to_fix_copyright) , I talk about the errors in Patry’s approach and give a lot of detailed commentaries to extracts from his book.

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By: Bill Patry http://libertarianstandard.com/2012/01/10/william-patry-on-how-to-fix-copyright/#comment-2314 Wed, 11 Jan 2012 02:21:05 +0000 http://libertarianstandard.com/?p=10318#comment-2314 Stephen and I have had a constructive to’ing and fro’ing about this on his original post, to which I refer readers.

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