RE: [rp-ml] Re: Zcorp & the future of innovation

From: Marshall Burns <>
Date: Wed Nov 23 2011 - 03:01:41 EET

Adrian, this is an important point. In this regard, have you followed the
outcome of the lawsuits against individuals who downloaded copyrighted music
and/or videos? If so, can you (or someone here) give us a brief review, or a
link to a useful article on the subject?

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf
Of Adrian Bowyer
Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2011 15:39
To: G. Sachs
Subject: Re: [rp-ml] Re: Zcorp & the future of innovation

On 22/11/11 18:10, G. Sachs wrote:
> Ever hear of Intellectual Ventures? They have more than 13,000 patents
> and are creating, or buying at least 2000-3000/ year. Apple and others
have just
> decided to pay them annual "protection money" rather than risk having them
> a calling. There could easily be 2-3 among those thousands that could
> even give even you guys a headache (especially since that's all these guys

All the legal and financial power in the world has not put even the
slightest dent in copyright MP3 downloads. It is impotent against
data, it is impotent against people en mass, and - most significantly
- it is impotent against ideas.

As Neil Gershenfeld says, "You can't sue the human race."

Best wishes


Dr Adrian Bowyer
Received on Wed Nov 23 03:00:04 2011

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