<ul><ul><li>Free As In Market: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liberty and Property Rusty Russell </li></ul></ul>
Free As In Market <ul><li>This talk is going to be crap </li></ul>
Free As In Market <ul><li>These are my personal political opinions and are completely independent of my employer, Linux Au...
<ul><ul><li>Commons </li></ul></ul>Free As In Market
<ul><ul><li>Commons => Tragedy Of The Commons </li></ul></ul>Free As In Market
<ul><ul><li>Commons => Tragedy Of The Commons => Importance of Strong Property Rights => Strong Copyright </li></ul></ul>F...
<ul><ul><li>Commons => Tragedy Of The Commons &quot;Not Always...&quot; </li></ul></ul>Free As In Market
<ul><ul><li>Commons => Tragedy Of The Commons &quot;Not Always...&quot; </li></ul></ul>Free As In Market STOP
Free As In Market <ul><li>It's not a commons </li></ul>
Free As In Market <ul><li>It's not a commons </li></ul>
Free As In Market <ul><li>It's not a commons </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why would you buy a car with the hood welded shut?” </li>...
Free As In Market <ul><li>It's not a commons </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why would you buy a car with the hood welded shut?” </li>...
Free As In Market <ul><li>It's not a commons </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why would you buy a car with the hood welded shut?” </li>...
Time For A Deep Breath...
Time For A Deep Breath... <ul><li>Question 0 </li></ul>
Time For A Deep Breath... <ul><li>Question 0 </li></ul>Why Should I Care?
Time For A Deep Breath... <ul><li>Because we have to talk to others. </li></ul>
Time For A Deep Breath... <ul><li>Because we have to talk to others. </li></ul><ul><li>So we need to understand about copy...
Time For A Deep Breath... <ul><li>Because we have to talk to others. </li></ul><ul><li>So we need to understand about copy...
Time For A Deep Breath... <ul><li>Because we have to talk to others... </li></ul><ul><li>So we need to understand about co...
A Traffic Light...
A Traffic Light... <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stops traffic. </li></ul></ul>
A Traffic Light... <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stops traffic. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“So, how long shou...
A Traffic Light... <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stops traffic. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“So, how long shou...
A Traffic Light... <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stops traffic. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“So, how long shou...
Copyright
Copyright <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewards creators </li></ul></ul>
Copyright <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewards creators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewards copyright hol...
Copyright <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewards creators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewards copyright hol...
Copyright <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul>
Copyright <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stops copying. </li></ul></ul>
Copyright <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stops copying. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But that's not what it's FO...
Copyright: What Does It Do? <ul><li>Stops copying </li></ul>
Copyright: What Does It Do? <ul><li>Stops copying </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does that do? </li></ul></ul>
Copyright: What It Does Does <ul><li>A bit like a tax. </li></ul>
Copyright: What It Does Does <ul><li>A bit like a tax. </li></ul>
Copyright: What It Does Does <ul><li>A bit like a tax. </li></ul>
Copyright: What It Does Does
Copyright: What It Does Does Owner
Copyright: What It Does Does Owner “ Communists”
Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From?
Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From?
Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From? <ul><li>Well, I don't own a printing press anyway. </li></ul>
Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From? <ul><li>Longer and stronger... </li></ul>
Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From? <ul><li>Actually, I do own a “printing press” for music... </li></ul>
Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From?
Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From? <ul><li>The Internet Is Wonderful </li></ul>
Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From?
Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From? <ul><li>“I just downloaded it...” </li></ul>
Erosion of Property
Erosion of Property <ul><li>piracyistheanswer.org? </li></ul>
Aside... <ul><li>If unauthorised copying is “stealing”... </li></ul>
Aside... <ul><li>If unauthorised copying is “stealing”... </li></ul><ul><li>Successful lobbying to remove my property righ...
Not Really A Tax
Not Really A Tax <ul><li>No transfer actually occurs, just destruction. </li></ul>
Not Really A Tax <ul><li>No transfer actually occurs, just destruction. </li></ul><ul><li>The  effect  might be to increas...
Digital Cropburning
Digital Cropburning <ul><li>This destruction of rights normally associated with ownership is the definition of Intellectua...
Widget Factory
Add A Patent Factory
Shlurp!
The IP Marketplace
The IP Marketplace
The IP Marketplace <ul><li>High Government Involvement </li></ul>
The IP Marketplace <ul><li>High Government Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>High Transaction Cost </li></ul>
The IP Marketplace <ul><li>High Government Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>High Transaction Cost </li></ul><ul><li>This mark...
The Real Marketplace <ul><li>The market for actual goods and services is what matters. </li></ul>
The IP Marketplace <ul><li>This market is entirely parasitic on the market for actual goods and  services. </li></ul>
The IP Marketplace <ul><li>This market is entirely parasitic on the market for actual goods and  services. </li></ul><ul><...
The IP Marketplace <ul><li>Measuring the tonnage of burnt crops is easy. </li></ul>
The IP Marketplace <ul><li>Measuring the tonnage of burnt crops is easy. </li></ul><ul><li>But it's not a profit, it's a c...
CC-By/Free Licences
CC-By/Free Licences <ul><li>Restore (most of) your property rights. </li></ul>
CC-By/Free Licences <ul><li>Restore (most of) your property rights. </li></ul><ul><li>So you have the freedom to create yo...
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Free as in Market: Liberty and Property - Rusty Russell

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The capitalists keep telling us that strong property rights are the basis of economic freedom, and intuitively people like owning stuff. This is a powerful argument for Free Software with their limits on IP powers, but for some reason it is usually used to argue for strong IP rights. Should be a fun talk.

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  1. 1. <ul><ul><li>Free As In Market: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liberty and Property Rusty Russell </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Free As In Market <ul><li>This talk is going to be crap </li></ul>
  3. 3. Free As In Market <ul><li>These are my personal political opinions and are completely independent of my employer, Linux Australia, family, friends, colleagues, peers, coworkers, professional counsellors, unprofessional counsellors, spellchekers, government (local, state and regional), professional associations, and all those people who advised me to shut the fuck and just stop talking about intellectual property law already... </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Commons </li></ul></ul>Free As In Market
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Commons => Tragedy Of The Commons </li></ul></ul>Free As In Market
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>Commons => Tragedy Of The Commons => Importance of Strong Property Rights => Strong Copyright </li></ul></ul>Free As In Market
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Commons => Tragedy Of The Commons &quot;Not Always...&quot; </li></ul></ul>Free As In Market
  8. 8. <ul><ul><li>Commons => Tragedy Of The Commons &quot;Not Always...&quot; </li></ul></ul>Free As In Market STOP
  9. 9. Free As In Market <ul><li>It's not a commons </li></ul>
  10. 10. Free As In Market <ul><li>It's not a commons </li></ul>
  11. 11. Free As In Market <ul><li>It's not a commons </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why would you buy a car with the hood welded shut?” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Free As In Market <ul><li>It's not a commons </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why would you buy a car with the hood welded shut?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why would I run someone else's OS?” </li></ul>
  13. 13. Free As In Market <ul><li>It's not a commons </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why would you buy a car with the hood welded shut?” </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why would I run someone else's OS?” </li></ul><ul><li>I like owning stuff! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Time For A Deep Breath...
  15. 15. Time For A Deep Breath... <ul><li>Question 0 </li></ul>
  16. 16. Time For A Deep Breath... <ul><li>Question 0 </li></ul>Why Should I Care?
  17. 17. Time For A Deep Breath... <ul><li>Because we have to talk to others. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Time For A Deep Breath... <ul><li>Because we have to talk to others. </li></ul><ul><li>So we need to understand about copyright: </li></ul>
  19. 19. Time For A Deep Breath... <ul><li>Because we have to talk to others. </li></ul><ul><li>So we need to understand about copyright: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What does it do, do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.... </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Time For A Deep Breath... <ul><li>Because we have to talk to others... </li></ul><ul><li>So we need to understand about copyright: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What does it do, do? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>.... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why are we doing it? </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. A Traffic Light...
  22. 22. A Traffic Light... <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stops traffic. </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. A Traffic Light... <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stops traffic. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“So, how long should traffic lights stay red?” </li></ul>
  24. 24. A Traffic Light... <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stops traffic. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“So, how long should traffic lights stay red?” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forever! (minus a day) </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. A Traffic Light... <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stops traffic. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“So, how long should traffic lights stay red?” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forever! (minus a day) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But that's not what it's FOR </li></ul>
  26. 26. Copyright
  27. 27. Copyright <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewards creators </li></ul></ul>
  28. 28. Copyright <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewards creators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewards copyright holders </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Copyright <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewards creators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewards copyright holders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>No, that's what it does, does! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  30. 30. Copyright <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul>
  31. 31. Copyright <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stops copying. </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Copyright <ul><li>What does it do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stops copying. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But that's not what it's FOR </li></ul>
  33. 33. Copyright: What Does It Do? <ul><li>Stops copying </li></ul>
  34. 34. Copyright: What Does It Do? <ul><li>Stops copying </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What does that do? </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Copyright: What It Does Does <ul><li>A bit like a tax. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Copyright: What It Does Does <ul><li>A bit like a tax. </li></ul>
  37. 37. Copyright: What It Does Does <ul><li>A bit like a tax. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Copyright: What It Does Does
  39. 39. Copyright: What It Does Does Owner
  40. 40. Copyright: What It Does Does Owner “ Communists”
  41. 41. Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From?
  42. 42. Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From?
  43. 43. Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From? <ul><li>Well, I don't own a printing press anyway. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From? <ul><li>Longer and stronger... </li></ul>
  45. 45. Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From? <ul><li>Actually, I do own a “printing press” for music... </li></ul>
  46. 46. Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From?
  47. 47. Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From? <ul><li>The Internet Is Wonderful </li></ul>
  48. 48. Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From?
  49. 49. Mummy, Where Does Copyright Come From? <ul><li>“I just downloaded it...” </li></ul>
  50. 50. Erosion of Property
  51. 51. Erosion of Property <ul><li>piracyistheanswer.org? </li></ul>
  52. 52. Aside... <ul><li>If unauthorised copying is “stealing”... </li></ul>
  53. 53. Aside... <ul><li>If unauthorised copying is “stealing”... </li></ul><ul><li>Successful lobbying to remove my property rights without compensation is: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Corruption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stealing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unconstitutional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul></ul>
  54. 54. Not Really A Tax
  55. 55. Not Really A Tax <ul><li>No transfer actually occurs, just destruction. </li></ul>
  56. 56. Not Really A Tax <ul><li>No transfer actually occurs, just destruction. </li></ul><ul><li>The effect might be to increase value. </li></ul>
  57. 57. Digital Cropburning
  58. 58. Digital Cropburning <ul><li>This destruction of rights normally associated with ownership is the definition of Intellectual Property. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trademark, Copyright, Patent, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  59. 59. Widget Factory
  60. 60. Add A Patent Factory
  61. 61. Shlurp!
  62. 62. The IP Marketplace
  63. 63. The IP Marketplace
  64. 64. The IP Marketplace <ul><li>High Government Involvement </li></ul>
  65. 65. The IP Marketplace <ul><li>High Government Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>High Transaction Cost </li></ul>
  66. 66. The IP Marketplace <ul><li>High Government Involvement </li></ul><ul><li>High Transaction Cost </li></ul><ul><li>This market does nothing . </li></ul>
  67. 67. The Real Marketplace <ul><li>The market for actual goods and services is what matters. </li></ul>
  68. 68. The IP Marketplace <ul><li>This market is entirely parasitic on the market for actual goods and services. </li></ul>
  69. 69. The IP Marketplace <ul><li>This market is entirely parasitic on the market for actual goods and services. </li></ul><ul><li>We hope it's symbiotic! </li></ul>
  70. 70. The IP Marketplace <ul><li>Measuring the tonnage of burnt crops is easy. </li></ul>
  71. 71. The IP Marketplace <ul><li>Measuring the tonnage of burnt crops is easy. </li></ul><ul><li>But it's not a profit, it's a cost. </li></ul>
  72. 72. CC-By/Free Licences
  73. 73. CC-By/Free Licences <ul><li>Restore (most of) your property rights. </li></ul>
  74. 74. CC-By/Free Licences <ul><li>Restore (most of) your property rights. </li></ul><ul><li>So you have the freedom to create your commons. </li></ul><ul><li>So you have the freedom to create your commons. </li></ul>

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