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Sunday, July 05, 2009

Digital Barbarism?

Reading Mark Helprin's Digital Barbarism: A Writer's Manifesto. A good contrast to previously reviewed The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind, by Peter Boyle. I have read a number of Helprin's novels and he takes the writers view here. How does profit from digital property differ from physical profit from digital property? Helprin writes 'novelistically' even when making a non-fiction point, while Boyle writes legally. I think that though Helprin makes good points about the theft of property, his arguments will not prevail in an increasingly shared property world. Good read.

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