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Policing Intellectual Property · Wednesday July 09, 2008 by Crosbie Fitch

Good to see our high street merchants are keeping up with the times and working hard to protect their customers’ inclination to shop and their intellectual property against theft – especially the published and publicly accessible IP – clearly that most at risk.

We can’t have digital pirates wandering around town centres such as Worthing with their digital cameras just so they can capture and upload what are inevitably copyrighted works on flickr and other notorious file sharing sites.

Hat tip to Ian Betteridge.

If the government won’t protect the mercantile privileges and reproduction monopolies they’ve granted, well, the merchants will have to damn well protect them themselves until the state sees sense and provides the necessary police force.



 

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