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Old 03-11-2009, 02:40 PM   #1
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LXer: Economists Say Copyright and Patent Laws Are Killing Innovation; Hurting Econom

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Patent and copyright law are stifling innovation and threatening the global economy according to two economists at Washington University in St. Louis in a new book, Against Intellectual Monopoly. Professors Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine call for abolishing the current patent and copyright system in order to unleash innovations necessary to reverse the current recession and rescue the economy. The professors discuss their stand against intellectual property protections in a video and news release linked here.



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