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John Adams Blog

The blog of The Antient and Honourable John Adams Society, Minnesota's Conservative Debating Society www.johnadamssociety.org

Monday, May 02, 2005

Bring Out the Virtual Pitchforks!

Populists beware! Another well-meaning "world" organization is predictably turning leftward. Heretofore, the World Intellectual Property Organization's mission has been to harmonize international law and promote the protection of intellectual property rights (sounds like what our government used to do -- right?). Now, WIPO is considering third world initiatives to weaken intellectual property rights because they get in the way of development. Think of how many jobs one could create in Brazil if they could violate all of our inventors' patents and copyrights? You get the picture. Check the article out here.