31 March 2008

More Wisdom on Intellectual Monopolies

Good to see that I don't have a, er, monopoly on outraged posts about intellectual monopolies:

This is why the idea of Intellectual Property is utter nonsense. We cannot purge our minds of what we already know. That which we can perceive with the senses cannot, and should not, be controlled, but the Intellectual Monopolists plainly think it should. Orwell's predictions have turned out to be startlingly accurate.


Anonymous said...

If Creative cannot develop fully functional X-Fi drivers for Vista, then hide behind the inane excuse of: "that is a business decision that only we have the right to make." then what does that tell you about Creatives confidence in the Vista market?

If Vista was so important to them, they would make sure it does work. Clearly Creative are more insightful into the Vista-mega-sphere than we, but they run on terribly archaic business decisions:

"If you want to sell a product in a world where you control what you sell, you've been born into the wrong era.


All I can say is, welcome to the finally-emerging real free market. Where competition (with people who do it because they love it) will either keep you sharp or sink you." -- Phyltre, Contributor.

Anonymous said...

Umm, those people have already purchased Creative sound cards that just don't work with the official drivers, right?

Some good Samaritan comes in after the fact, writes drivers that do work, then asks for donations for HIS efforts.

With every purchase of the cards, Creative have already been financially compensated for their (un)-Intellectual Property. So, what is Phil O'Shaughnessy of Creative complaining about: "By enabling our technology and IP to run on sound cards for which it was not originally offered or intended, you are in effect, stealing our goods."?

There is no theft.

Glyn Moody said...

Indeed, the whole thing is insane. Sorry about the late posting - Google is eating comments.