Over at Linux Journal, Glyn Moody looks at
efforts to project Richard Stallman's copyright hack (the GPL) into the World Trade Organization (WTO). "The similarities are clear. Both copyright and the WTO have both been instruments of control that seek to limit what people — and peoples — can do in their respective spheres of creation and trade. Both have steadily accreted powers over the years, until they have become hugely problematic for those who wish to see knowledge and products based on knowledge made as widely available as possible. So the idea that Stallman's hack might be applicable is certainly attractive — exciting even.
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