Complete Liberty Podcast
Show that promotes total respect for self-ownership, property rights, and personal choice--amidst the authoritarian/obedience-oriented political and psychological memes in American culture (and elsewhere). Basically, governments and all they entail are the problem, not the solution. Voluntarism (or market anarchism, or anarcho-capitalism) and customary law principles, in accordance with reason and dignity, spell the solution. www.completeliberty.com

In a world without copyright, content creators would find ways to connect with fans and give them reasons to buy
Authors: Beware of Copyright by Jeffrey A. Tucker
http://www.lewrockwell.com/tucker/tucker121.html
The corporate structure wouldn't exist in a free market, so corporate "policy" and litigiousness would disappear
There is no reason for books to be out of print in the digital age, other than publishers having copyright of course
Creative Commons (http://creativecommons.org) is a good step to the elimination of copyright, although it still relies on it
I released Complete Liberty into the public domain; lawyers and legislators be damned
Complete Liberty IP Chapter: http://completeliberty.com/chapter6.php
audio version: http://completeliberty.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=208107
People in general like giving credit where credit is due
Only with governmental "officials" is lying, cheating, and stealing considered normal and ok
At some point or another, people will naturally stop obeying IP edicts
Most people who enjoy creative content want to reward its producers, not the corporate/legal entities in between
All Property Is Intellectual by Russell Madden
http://www.russellmadden.com/property_is_intellectual.html
The Fallacy of Intellectual Property by Daniel Krawisz
http://mises.org/story/3631
Property rights are ascribed based on usage of technological units
Owning the Technological Unit: Land and Air (within Law, Property Rights, and Air Pollution) by Murray Rothbard
http://mises.org/daily/2120#10
Intellectual Property Versus Real Property: What Are Copyrights and What Do They Mean for Liberty? by Sheldon Richman
http://fee.org/articles/tgif/intellectual-property/
A free marketplace contains incentives to be honest and reputable and disincentives to defraud and plagiarize
Honesty--alignment with reality--is a key virtue for human beings; it enables them to trust themselves and others
Ultimately all aspects of our world that can be owned should be owned; "public property" is a contradiction in terms (noted Rand)
Ownership creates accountability and value in the marketplace, as well as efficient allocation of resources
Duplication without conflict (i.e., using one's own property) is the main principle for understanding the fallacy of IP
Fraud charges don't rely on IP, because they deal with deceptive transactions (lack of disclosure) and thus invalid title transfers
You can't "own" your reputation in the marketplace; libel and slander laws are invalid
On Property and Exploitation by Hans Hoppe and Walter Block
http://mises.org/etexts/propertyexploitation.pdf
To reduce scarcity and to value more and more things is to flourish as human beings
Anarchy means no rulers, no group called "government" presuming to "govern" individuals against their wills and their rights to property
Supplemental reading...
The 100-Year Sentence by Jeffrey A. Tucker http://www.lewrockwell.com/tucker/tucker145.html
If You Believe in IP, How Do You Teach Others? by Jeffrey A. Tucker http://mises.org/daily/3864
The New Frontier in IP by Jeffrey A. Tucker http://www.lewrockwell.com/tucker/tucker123.html
Anti-taxation activism videos from 12/10/09 in San Diego, CA...
Governmental extortion via property tax (part 1 of 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6NCwmsfe4E
Governmental extortion via property tax (part 2 of 2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMyOWqwpfyE
Freedom is about being able to make your own choices in the marketplace and respecting property rights
bumper music "Meet Your Master" by Nine Inch Nails
http://nin.com/

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Brett comes back from fraternizing with pirates on the high Caribbean seas
School Sucks: Caribbean Holiday Spectacular (With Special Guests!)
http://schoolsucks.podOmatic.com/entry/eg/2009-12-07T09_15_19-08_00
For some reason, people can get along without overt government
Fatbeard: Cartman's dream of living the life of a pirate will come true if he can just get to Somalia.
http://www.southparkstudios.com/episodes/220764
'Intellectual property' by Kent McManigal
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-5723-Albuquerque-Libertarian-Examiner~y2009m8d17-Intellectual-property
Sharing ideas is part of the natural process of creativity
Market-based IP enforcement is no improvement on the problem of the property rights conflict that IP creates
One's property rights end where another's begin, i.e., in the use of what he or she owns
I’m sorry, but we have to ban music. That’s just the way it is. by Nicholas Deleon
http://www.crunchgear.com/2009/09/17/im-sorry-but-we-have-to-ban-music-thats-just-the-way-it-is/
Government and their "laws" ration things by having you stand in line; shortages and high prices are common with coercive monopolies
Content creation should also focus on creating satisfied customers who will become repeat buyers and implicit sales people
The labor theory of value is embedded in IP law, and in the desire to control others' property in general
Labor by itself is not a value (guaranteeing income); it depends on its productivity value in the marketplace
"Laws" are designed to serve those in charge, funneling money (from law-breakers) to tyrants
Members of the Complete Liberty Meetup group in San Diego (http://www.meetup.com/Complete-Liberty/) had a little intervention down at the tax office (http://sdtreastax.com)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoIjEa4Cf-c  (full)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDLkVoN1kXQ  (clip)
Root-striking questions (a discussion that led up to the encounter)
http://www.meetup.com/Complete-Liberty/messages/boards/thread/8208221
People perpetuate nonsensical ideas without critically thinking about them--especially if they serve their economic interests
Unfortunately, when people feel that their corrupt way of life is threatened, they typically engage in ad hominem fallacy and shun any sort of constructive ideological change (and change in behavior)
Illegal Downloads 150x More Profitable Than Legal Sales - copyright holders can earn 150 times more money from illicit downloads than from iTunes and other legal stores. submitted by GolemXIV (torrentfreak.com)
http://www.reddit.com/r/business/comments/9sxpz/illegal_downloads_150x_more_profitable_than_legal/
The gravy train of governmental "laws" works by charging fees and fining law-breakers
Unfortunately, hardly anyone ever verbally challenges those who extort money from them and impose "services" on them (such as educating other peoples' kids)
Government is the ultimate anti-social institution
Scarcity – Does it Prove Intellectual Property is Unjustified? by Dale B. Halling
http://hallingblog.com/2009/06/22/scarcity-–-does-it-prove-intellectual-property-is-unjustified/
People don't forward the statist "If you don't like it, you can leave!" argument from a property rights jurisdiction perspective; they instead use a communistic perspective
No one has the right to take over your body or occupy your space; that aspect of scarcity reflects self-ownership
Hoppe's assessment of the State
http://www.lewrockwell.com/podcast/?p=episode&name=2008-07-29_008_the_scam_called_the_state.mp3
http://www.lewrockwell.com/podcast/?p=episode&name=2008-08-07_015_democracy_the_god_that_failed.mp3
Being able to duplicate something without conflict is one key to understanding property rights
Further reading...
Talking To 'Pirates' by Cliff Harris
http://www.positech.co.uk/talkingtopirates.html
Could The RIAA Stop Piracy By Coming Up With A More Compelling Story? by Mike Masnick
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20090626/0306095372.shtml
Controversy: Would the Absence of Copyright Laws Significantly Affect the Quality and Quantity of Literary Output? by Julio H. Cole
http://www.acton.org/publications/mandm/publicat_m_and_m_2001_spring_cole1.php
The Moral Argument In Favor Of File Sharing? by Mike Masnick
http://techdirt.com/articles/20091106/0128326820.shtml
To try to control the information patterns in other peoples' minds and property (i.e., IP law) is unjust
Complete Liberty IP Chapter: http://completeliberty.com/chapter6.php
audio version: http://completeliberty.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=208107
A good business model that doesn't need copyright: Connect with Fans (CwF) and given them a Reason to Buy (RtB)
Trent Reznor and business strategy
http://offsettingbehaviour.blogspot.com/2009/04/trent-reznor-and-business-strategy.html
Metallica May Follow In Footsteps of Radiohead, NIN
http://entertainment.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/04/27/1458228
Radiohead to Testify Against the RIAA by Ernesto
http://torrentfreak.com/raiohead-to-testify-against-the-riaa-090404/
Brett's new URL: http://schoolsucksproject.com/
School Sucks Podcast - http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/
bumper music "Karma Police" by Radiohead
http://www.radiohead.com/

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The prospects for liberty on the high seas aren't any better than on land, imo
Any place of true freedom would entail the dissolution of governmental "jurisdiction"
Any place of true freedom would attract many rights-respecting and responsible individuals
Trying to enact complete liberty in a large city environment is quite problematic, though not impossible
For example: http://www.meetup.com/Complete-Liberty/
No matter where activism is done, it's vital to strike the root of statism
People who involve themselves in government don't care about respecting property rights, because government itself is an anti-property rights (tax-fed) institution!
Private entertainment venues (to the degree that they are unregulated and untaxed) are microcosms of a free society
The benefits of living in society, albeit at present highly statist, tend to outweigh living in the boonies
Statist notions of "giving back" to "society" or to "the community" are anti-freedom
Has the government ever actually provided anything on a voluntary basis? Nope
Showing police as immoral and unjust is a very good thing
Police "protect and serve" those in charge; they are a coercive monopoly funded via extortion
The perceived legitimacy of "government" depends on propaganda, rationalizations, and psychological defenses
People's fears of challenging "authority" go way back to childhood
Breaking dysfunctional ties takes confidence and courage
To assert what you truly value can be a real challenge
Obama Sides With RIAA, Supports $150,000 Fine per Music Track by David Kravets
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/03/obama-sides-wit-2/
Billion Dollar Charlie vs. the RIAA by Alex Beam
http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/articles/2008/11/18/billion_dollar_charlie_vs_the_riaa/
If you give authoritarian sociopaths an inch, they'll take twelve miles
Political people use government to reward their friends and punish their enemies
Apple Wants To Make Jailbreaking Worthy Of Jail Time, $2500 Fine by Chris Walters
http://consumerist.com/2009/02/apple-wants-to-make-jailbreaking-worthy-of-jail-time-2500-fine.html
"Law" is like "God" for many people, the ultimate "authority" that must be obeyed!
Woman tapes parts of her sister's surprise party while the movie "New Moon" is playing in the background. Woman records 3-4 minutes of the movie and is arrested, spending 2 nights in jail and facing up to 3 years in prison. (consumerist.com)
http://www.reddit.com/r/WTF/comments/abhcp/woman_tapes_parts_of_her_sisters_surprise_party/
Government doesn't own anything, so it has no property rights jurisdiction
American government, like all governments, contains the core of communism (for the common good)
Feds Demand Prison for Guns N’ Roses Uploader by David Kravets
http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2009/03/feds-demand-6-m/
Punishment is the age-old irrational method that "authorities" use to deal with the disobedient
Dell Colludes With RIAA, Disables Stereo Mix
http://mobile.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/07/11/0128203
Viacom lawsuit: Google told to hand over all YouTube user details by Bobbie Johnson
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jul/04/youtube.google
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dmca
IP boils down to forcing people to do or not do things with what they own
Are we all serfs working for the feudal lord? Things haven't changed much
Will secret copyright treaty restrict your digital rights? by Jeff Porten
http://www.macworld.com/article/143986/2009/11/acta_treaty.html
Governmental "representation" of "citizens" is basically another absurd form of supernaturalism, or belief in "higher powers"
Marketplace activity will eventually undermine IP, regardless of the laws that are passed and the punishment for breaking them
Does a criminal organization--i.e., an organization that violates others' sovereignty and property rights--have a valid claim to its property? Does any criminal?
Of course the main problem with acts of sabotage is that they do nothing to change the public relations scheme that seeks to legitimize "government"--and such acts basically serve as a call to arms for those whose job is coercion and violence, thus potentially escalating the madness (for the "common good")
The collective pronoun "we" is very important to the statist enslavement of the populace
Talk like a Pirate - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fqMu6e5Dgtg
Complete Liberty IP Chapter: http://completeliberty.com/chapter6.php
audio version: http://completeliberty.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=208107
Daniel's site: http://warisimmoral.com
bumper music "The Great Destroyer" by Nine Inch Nails
http://nin.com

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IP laws impose a labyrinth of restrictions on creative entrepreneurs who would otherwise bring new and interesting products and services to market
Pirate Bay founders threatened with fine if site stays open
http://www.macworld.com/article/143592/2009/10/piratebay_fine.html
The Pirates Can't Be Stopped by Daniel Roth
http://www.portfolio.com/news-markets/national-news/portfolio/2008/01/14/Media-Defenders-Profile/?TID=st092007ab
Kevin Rose Talks About HD DVD Story on Diggnation
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8677843198802000499#
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AACS_encryption_key_controversy
Copying music and file-sharing are not equivalent to burglary or robbery, because only a duplication is made; the original property is left intact
Customers are oftentimes the casualties in the IP wars
Do content creators have the right to prevent others from duplicating their content? What about knockoffs and plagiarism?
The Music and Book Killers by Jeffrey A. Tucker
http://www.lewrockwell.com/tucker/tucker128.html
The Nine Inch Nails Theory of Entrepreneurship
http://4entrepreneur.net/?p=1268
Trent Reznor and business strategy
http://offsettingbehaviour.blogspot.com/2009/04/trent-reznor-and-business-strategy.html
The minutia and madness of IP litigation...
http://ipcolloquium.com/mobile/2009/09/derivative-work/
What's next for Jammie Thomas-Rasset? by Nate Anderson
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/06/whats-next-for-jammie-thomas-rasset.ars
The purpose of law is not to "deter" crimes, but rather to serve as a method of justice for restoring victims
Governmental "law," lacking property rights jurisdiction, violates individual rights
Lots of rights-respecting people are currently being kept in cages for rejecting unjust "laws"
The prevalent religious doctrine of retribution fosters various forms of irrationality, immorality, and injustice
When children are forced to do things against their will, they oftentimes grow up with pseudo self-esteem and believe in the moral righteousness of governmental coercion
Complete liberty is about a society that respects individuals and dispenses with the contradictions and moral double standards of "government"
Stay tuned for more info on the completeliberty.com site redesign!
Complete Liberty IP Chapter: http://completeliberty.com/chapter6.php
audio version: http://completeliberty.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=208107
bumper music "The Beginning Of The End" by Nine Inch Nails
http://nin.com/

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Direct download: Episode_94_-_The_legal_land_of_copyright_and_its_destructiveness.mp3
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Goldman Sachs seeks Goldman sucks site suit by Austin Modine
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/04/10/goldman_sucks_site_suit/
further reading...Goldman Sachs in Talks to Acquire Treasury Department
http://www.borowitzreport.com/article.aspx?ID=7047
and...Wallstrip - Goldman Sachs (GS) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vyl46aaSWnE
Peter McCandless interview with Daniel Lakemacher - 11/07/2009: Hrs. 1,2,3
(from http://www.petermacshow.com/show-archive.html)
http://www.petermacshow.com/mp3/PeterMacShow20091107a.mp3
http://www.petermacshow.com/mp3/PeterMacShow20091107b.mp3
http://www.petermacshow.com/mp3/PeterMacShow20091107c.mp3
and Larken Rose interviews Satan
http://www.petermacshow.com/show-archive/55-halloween-larken-rose-a-satan-hr-1.html
http://www.petermacshow.com/show-archive/56-halloween-larken-rose-a-satan-hr-2.html
http://www.petermacshow.com/show-archive/57-halloween-larken-rose-a-satan-hr-3.html
Maintaining a trademark registration - http://www.uspto.gov/faq/t120052.jsp
further reading...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trademark
Legal Questions : What Does a Trademark Protect? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6tl8r1paHw
"Trademark rights" are in the land of the arbitrary, i.e., they are contradictory
Trademark blog - http://www.againstmonopoly.org/index.php?limit=&chunk=0&topic=Trademark
Trademark Ain't So Hot Either... by Stephen Kinsella
http://www.againstmonopoly.org/index.php?perm=836
If governmental services are so important and valuable to people, then why do they have to be forcibly imposed and funded?
"Public goods" and "free rider" arguments are fallacious, being based on a coercive and collectivistic (i.e., non-property rights) framework
Trademark "law" doesn't really deal with the main issue of customers being defrauded
Trademark and Fraud by Stephan Kinsella
http://blog.mises.org/archives/007409.asp
Against Libertarian Legalism: A comment on Kinsella and Block by Frank van Dun
http://mises.org/journals/jls/17_3/17_3_4.pdf
Reply To Van Dun: Non-Aggression And Title Transfer by N. Stephan Kinsella
http://mises.org/journals/jls/18_2/18_2_3.pdf
People with the same name don't sue each other, unless they're trying to use each other's property, so why do identical trademark holders? Trademark "law" is really about excluding competition in the marketplace
Facebook Sues German Social Network StudiVZ by Nik Cubrilovic
http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/07/18/facebook-sues-german-social-network-studivz/
Adobe Target FreshAIRapps Officially Moves to a New Home by Paul Glazowski
http://mashable.com/2008/07/20/adobe-refreshingapps/
Apple wins copyright infringement case against Psystar in California by Nilay Patel
http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/14/apple-wins-copyright-infringement-case-against-psystar-in-califo/
Slashdot Apple Story | Psystar Crushed In Court
http://apple.slashdot.org/story/09/11/14/1954259/Psystar-Crushed-In-Court
Think of a new name for iPodderX
http://www.tuaw.com/2005/11/29/think-of-a-new-name-for-ipodderx/
Customer preferences in the marketplace place a check on company naming confusion and encourage differentiation
Government and various IP laws are merely a bunch of protection rackets, gaining an unfair advantage through the initiation of force
Monster Cable's Monstrous Abuse of Trademark Law
http://www.againstmonopoly.org/index.php?perm=593056000000000803
The Scariest Monster of All Sues for Trademark Infringement by Steve Stecklow
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123869022704882969.html
Trademark lawyers are out of their mind by Christian Zimmermann
http://www.againstmonopoly.org/index.php?perm=593056000000000663
Perhaps the biggest barrier to the dissolution of "government" in general and "IP laws" in particular is people's projection of fears from having no "authority" ruling over your/their decisions
Train Operators Around The World Stopping Others From Helping Riders... Due To Intellectual Property by Mike Masnick
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20090326/1211254264.shtml
TOSBack | GoDaddy Trademark and/or Copyright Infringement Policy
http://www.tosback.org/diff.php?vid=954
Hypocritical Apple (Trademark) by Stephan Kinsella
http://blog.mises.org/archives/006131.asp
Complete Liberty IP Chapter: http://completeliberty.com/chapter6.php
audio version: http://completeliberty.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=208107
Caveat emptor (buyer beware) tends to bolster responsible choices - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caveat_emptor
But instances of fraud can be made known quickly in a marketplace with Internet technologies
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/fraud.html
further viewing...Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google discusses Intellectual Property - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi3Q40EPUjk
interesting admission..."From a Google perspective, intellectual property rights are fundamental to how we operate...so the company wouldn't exist without basic intellectual property rights."
Thanks to Ian Freeman for posting this - New FREE Audiobook: "Complete Liberty"
http://book.freekeene.com or http://freekeene.com/free-audiobook/
http://freekeene.com/2009/11/19/new-free-audiobook-complete-liberty/
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Our last episode dealing strictly with patents...next up, trademarks and copyrights
Supreme Court to decide: What kind of innovations get a patent? by Warren Richey
http://www.csmonitor.com/2009/1108/p02s13-usju.html
High court considers whether business methods can be patented by Peter Whoriskey
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/09/AR2009110903301.html
The patent industry relies on the coercion of government to garner profits
Patents being State-granted monopolies, rather than fostering innovation, work to hinder it
Much wealth is squandered on patent litigation, and the unseen costs are immense
Walking the tightrope of governmental regulation is illusory; any intervention is damaging and unjust
Threatening people with violence and limiting their actions doesn't promote progress in the useful arts and sciences
There is no such thing as a "limited monopoly"
Arbitrary is the name of the patent game, as well as the government game
Various Libertarians, such as Mary Ruwart (http://www.ruwart.com/), apparently have yet to question the IP memes, patents in particular
FDR interview - http://www.freedomainradio.com/Traffic_Jams/FDR_1504_dr_mary_ruwart_interview.mp3
You should not be able to control the property of others, regardless of whether they are using "your ideas"
A world without IP encourages constant improvement and innovation
If patented ideas are so great, just like governmental "services" (allegedly), people in a free marketplace will choose them
Intellectual Property Regime Stifles Science and Innovation, Nobel Laureates Say by Dugie Standeford
http://www.ip-watch.org/weblog/2008/07/07/intellectual-property-regime-stifles-science-and-innovation-nobel-laureates-say/
IP creates a worse economic environment for the poor, in addition to the rest of society
When you accept the meme of government, you end up promoting all sorts of fallacies and non sequiturs in order to do damage control
Abolishing government (and obviously the FDA) would mean abolishing the unnecessary costs of drug development (the lion's share of the costs)
Where Are the Cures? by Michael Heller
http://www.forbes.com/forbes/2008/0811/030.html
Ownership rights shouldn't clash; given this, there is no such thing as "too much ownership"
Modifying the patent system won't work, and it isn't moral; IP must be abolished
Once a system of monopolistic privileges is set up, few will repudiate it
You don't make money within a patent system by being creative, so much as employ laws and courts to prevent competition
Harvard Among Six Schools Urging Drug Access for Poor by John Lauerman
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aa23AHBWnxew
The notion that without patents no profits could be made is simply a rationalization for the status quo
IP creates conflict by trying control what other people may and may not do with their own property
Seen and Unseen Cost of Patents by Jeffrey A. Tucker
http://www.lewrockwell.com/tucker/tucker126.html
further Tucker reading...
The Hoax of Invention History by Jeffrey A. Tucker
http://www.lewrockwell.com/tucker/tucker131.html
Do Patents Save Our Lives? by Jeffrey A. Tucker
http://www.lewrockwell.com/tucker/tucker132.html
IP: It's a Market Failure Argument by Jeffrey A. Tucker
http://www.lewrockwell.com/tucker/tucker135.html
Having to engage in defensive patenting or having to wade through thickets of "prior art" are simply wastes of time and money from a free market standpoint
...statement by Boldrine and Levine: "'Being a monopolist' is, apparently, akin to going on drugs or joining some strange religious sect. It seems to lead to a complete loss of any sense of what profitable opportunities are and of how free markets function. Monopolists, apparently, can conceive of only one way of making money, that is bullying consumers and competitors to put up or shut up. Furthermore, it also appears to mean that past mistakes have to be repeated at a larger, and ever more egregious, scale."
Apple's monopolistic tendencies - http://www.patentlyapple.com/
Patents Are An Economic Absurdity by François-René Rideau
http://fare.tunes.org/articles/patents.html
further reading...What Do You Do If Someone Already Patented Your Idea?
http://www.onestopinventionshop.com/AboutUs/ArticlesByEricDebelak/someonepatentedmyidea.html
Brett's School Sucks Podcast - http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com/
Daniel's site - http://warisimmoral.com
My other podcast - http://healthymindfitbody.com ...episode dealing with diet drugs:
http://healthymindfitbody.com/2009/11/18/10-magic-bullets-and-holy-grail-of-weight-loss/
bumper music "When Worlds Collide" by Powerman 5000
http://www.powerman5000.com/

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The Liberty Roundtable #1: Education and the State
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_bLcxOU4ww
Microsoft Patents Ones, Zeroes | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
http://www.theonion.com/content/node/29130
With the force of patent law, some producers supposedly have more rights than others?
Microsoft patents 'Page Up' and 'Page Down' by David Meyer
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39481766,00.htm
Company that won $585M from Microsoft sues Apple, Google by Jacqui Cheng
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/10/company-that-won-585m-from-microsoft-sues-apple-google.ars
The TWiT Netcast Network with Leo Laporte TWiT 216: It's Pimpin' Time - http://twit.tv/216
Patent litigation spells a proliferation of conflicts in the marketplace
Time spent litigating patent claims is time spent away from catering to present and future customers
Money spent on litigating patent claims is money not spent on innovating and marketing
Patents are essentially monopolistic privileges granted by government that try to control other people's use of their own property
Barnes & Noble Sued Over Nook Design by Barb Dybwad
http://mashable.com/2009/11/02/spring-design-lawsuit/
Non-disclosure agreements are a problematic aspect of contract law
Promises to do or not do something that aren't based on actual property, but rather on IP, aren't valid
Promises that don't involve the transfer of property don't constitute contracts either
"...validly enforceable contracts only exist where title to property has already been transferred, and therefore where the failure to abide by the contract means that the other party’s property is retained by the delinquent party, without the consent of the former (implicit theft). Hence, this proper libertarian theory of enforceable contracts has been termed the 'title-transfer' theory of contracts."
...from The Ethics of Liberty Chapt 19. PROPERTY RIGHTS AND THE THEORY OF CONTRACTS by Murray Rothbard
http://mises.org/rothbard/Ethics/nineteen.asp
The title transfer theory of contracts is grounded in actual property
The work that Rothbard credits for insights about contract validity is:
Toward A Reformulation of the Law of Contracts by Williamson M. Evers
http://mises.org/journals/jls/1_1/1_1_2.pdf
further reading - A Libertarian Theory of Contract: Title Transfer, Binding Promises, and Inalienability by N. Stephan Kinsella (though there are some logical problems with some of his arguments against Rothbard)
http://mises.org/journals/jls/17_2/17_2_2.pdf
In a free market, people are free to honor original content creators by buying their stuff (or donating)
Producers of content must discover free market ways to receive compensation for their efforts
Identity theft is a form of fraud, the use of someone's property without consent, under false pretenses
Knockoffs are a form of flattery, and like in fashion, consumers choose which ones to buy (and they can afford)
Patent Claim Could Block Import of Toyota's Hybrid Cars
http://yro.slashdot.org/story/09/10/08/212200/Patent-Claim-Could-Block-Import-of-Toyotas-Hybrid-Cars
How Patents Are Harming Small Companies Too
http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20090601/0007575076.shtml
Patent holders, be they individuals or corporations, constantly hold back innovation in the marketplace
Fallacy Run Amok by Jeffrey A. Tucker
http://www.lewrockwell.com/tucker/tucker130.html
Bringing even a "knockoff" product to market successfully takes time, effort, and money
Patents foster perverse incentives not to innovate and to discourage others from innovating
Property rights resolve conflict, whereas "IP rights" create conflict
Rights equal freedom to act in a social context, without conflict with others
Complete Liberty IP Chapter: http://completeliberty.com/chapter6.php
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Everyone has scary cop stories, which is on account of cops' legalized coercive monopoly
Is Halloween a form of sublimation for the scary aspect of the coercive nature of our society?
Police enforce arbitrary and unjust laws, regardless of the particular "state"
Police don't have property rights jurisdiction
The governmental system is set up for total lack of accountability (and of course appalling "customer service")
If property rights aren't logically defined in society, we're in big trouble
U.S. Continues Quagmire-Building Effort In Afghanistan
http://www.theonion.com/content/news/u_s_continues_quagmire_building
The U.S. military is a communized organization, with fascist input via defense contractors
Because national military competence is impossible, the powers that be indoctrinate people about memes of necessary "national security"
School sucks, except for military planners, who are masters of existential (and monetary) clusterfucks
Afghanistan - The universality of war propaganda by Glenn Greenwald
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2009/10/28/propaganda/index.html
Empathy for people affected by war elsewhere is sorely lacking in many Americans
Self-responsibility and its Effects on Obedience and Aggression
http://www.logicallearning.net/obedience.html
Deindividuation, disinhibition, and dehumanization are key factors in evil actions
Revenge is a natural consequence of destructive and harmful actions; war begets more war
Authoritarianism is the conceptual common denominator between war and patent law
July 31, 1790: New Nation Issues First Patent by Randy Alfred
http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2008/07/dayintech_0731
A Book that Changes Everything by Jeffrey A. Tucker
http://mises.org/story/3298
Ayn Rand's IP contradictions: http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/patents_and_copyrights.html
Do Patents Encourage or Hinder Innovation? The Case of the Steam Engine by Michele Boldrin, David K. Levine, and Alessandro Nuvolari
http://www.thefreemanonline.org/featured/do-patents-encourage-or-hinder-innovation-the-case-of-the-steam-engine/
Why do people seek to use legal protection rackets? Mainly, fear of not making money without them, in a free market and misunderstanding property in relation to the creative process, leading to control of others
It's vital to resolve the IP disagreement within the liberty movement, and logically define property rights
Complete Liberty IP Chapter: http://completeliberty.com/chapter6.php
audio version: http://completeliberty.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=208107
Daniel's site: http://warisimmoral.com
Brett's site and podcast: http://edu-lu-tion.com  and http://schoolsucks.podomatic.com
bumper music "War" by Pearl Jam (originally recorded by Edwin Starr)
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Complete Liberty chapter six was the most difficult to write: Ending Modern Day Letters Patent
http://completeliberty.com/chapter6.php
Orthodox Objectivists tenaciously hold onto the IP meme
Marx's labor theory of value is in operation with the promotion of IP
Australia's Woolworths, Apple in logo dispute
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091006/bs_afp/australiaustrademarkwoolworthsapple
http://digg.com/apple/Apple_may_take_Woolworths_to_court_over_similar_logo
Apple patents The OS X Dock
http://digg.com/apple/Apple_patents_The_OS_X_Dock
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/08/apple_patents_osx_dock/
Time, money, and effort spent using the IP racket means time, money, and effort not spent on innovation
Innovation is the product of creativity, and creativity is the antithesis of conformity
IP means getting your corner on the market with the guns of government
Corporations engage in reciprocal licensing arrangements on account of patent combat; attorneys work deals so they can continue functioning
Nokia files suit against Apple by by Hibah Yousuf
http://money.cnn.com/2009/10/22/technology/Nokia_Apple_lawsuit/?postversion=2009102211
IP law is used to control others in the marketplace; creators tend to see their products in the hands of others as still their property!
Property_Is_Intellectual by Russell Madden
http://www.russellmadden.com/property_is_intellectual.html
Especially in a non-IP marketplace, reputation for how you relate to content creators is key
What actually is property? Something you possess (own) and use without conflict with what other people possess and use; property rights thereby minimize the potential for conflict in society, as well as ascribe accountability and efficient use (and production) of resources
And what constitutes so-called intellectual "property"? It depends...
Against Intellectual Monopoly by Michele Boldrin and David K. Levine
http://www.dklevine.com/general/intellectual/againstfinal.htm
Monopolistic privilege granted by government is the essence of IP, which entails trying to control others' property rights
Being able to reproduce or duplicate something is qualitatively difference than taking it (thereby preventing another's use)
Theft by definition entails use or possession of someone else's thing, not allowing them to use and possess that thing
Being able to duplicate without conflict is the operational principle in the realm of property rights
"Tax Protester" Elaine Brown sentenced to 35 years in prison today....will do more time than murderers, rapist, or child molesters.
http://www.reddit.com/r/Libertarian/comments/9qc0a/tax_protester_elaine_brown_sentenced_to_35_years/
Those in government fear non-compliant political slaves most
http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2009/10/02/nh_tax_evader_gets_35_years_in_prison_for_standoff/
Judge George Singal and Assistant U.S. Attorney Arnold Huftalen are outright criminals, responsible for the destruction of the lives of the Browns (and countless others)
Governmental judges and prosecutors "work" for the same team, which is the ultimate conflict of interest, a monopolistic privilege on "justice"
But this doesn't bother them: http://freekeene.com/2009/10/24/sam-dodson-guilty-in-uneventful-trial/
http://www.unionleader.com/article.aspx?headline=35+years+for+Elaine+Brown&articleId=d8e1ed41-d388-47c5-b8c5-db52b9fcc113
Comment that speaks for itself:
Dr. Brown was our dentist for 11 years. She is one of the most decent people I know. The government has taken her home, business, and possessions. That is enough. I feel she has more than enough paid for this. She is very old and I think it is outrageous to treat someone of her age like that. She spent her entire life helping other people. I think this state needs to pardon her and treat her humanely. I am sorry Elaine and all my 8 children love you. Thanks so much for your great work! You are awesome.
- Penny T, Plymouth, NH
Further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_and_Elaine_Brown
Public acts of civil disobedience expose rights-violating "law" enforcement, thus delegitimizing those in government as our "protectors"
bumper music "Mind Control" by Stephen Marley
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Bureaucrats in government, as members of the parasitical class, always try to get "their cut" from businesses
Those in government shouldn't be welcomed onto private property
Question for terrocrats (terrorist bureaucrats): Other than the threat of physical violence, what is the reason for our relationship?
Another question for terrocrats: Other than your flag and pretended legitimacy, how are you any different than the mafia?
Government and statist media promote various 'scares of the day' to control people
There are two kinds of people in the world: those who want to live in peace, trade, and not be bothered, and those who don't
Why do those in government maintain a coercive monopoly on their "services"? Because they fear having to be compete and be accountable
In a free market, people would see that governmental "services" suck, so they'd either have to change or dissolve
Because they've monopolized various services, those in government accuse those who don't want to be extorted as being "free riders"
Agorist Class Theory: A Left-Libertarian Approach to Class Conflict Analysis by Wally Conger, drawing on the unfinished work of Samuel Edward Konkin III
http://www.nostate.com/2164/agorist-class-theory-audio-mp3-podcast/
http://agorism.info/docs/AgoristClassTheory.pdf
Modern politics serves as a distraction from the primary problem: people using the State to sacrifice others
Those in government want people to be part of their process (the parasitical class), so their actions appear justified
Statism as a cancer on society...
What happens when the host can no longer support the parasites?
If government is virtuous, the more the better, right?
A Vigorous Push From Federal Regulators by Lyndsey Layton
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/12/AR2009101202554.html
Pentagon speeds up work on 15-ton bomb
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33293807/ns/us_news-military/
Obama has brought a lot of change to washington; unfortunately, it was all for the worse
We've Seen the Future, and It's Unmanned by Brian Mockenhaupt
http://www.esquire.com/features/unmanned-aircraft-1109
Militarism, imperialism, foreign occupation, and nation-building--the not-so-secret recipe for terrorism blowback
The demise of the dollar by Robert Fisk
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/the-demise-of-the-dollar-1798175.html
The monetary scheme of the Bretton Woods "agreement" has led to extreme devaluation of the US dollar, the ultimate fiat currency
The last thing that governmental "officials" want is to relinquish their control of the money supply and monetary system
Fiscal and monetary "policy"--two horsemen of the apocalypse
Currency inflation is an insidious and cowardly form of taxation; the US dollar is now only about 3% of its original value
Obama fails to win Nobel prize in economics by Tom Bemis
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/obama-fails-to-win-nobel-prize-in-economics-2009-10-12
The Governator pays another visit to CLP!
Schwarzenegger Signs Tougher Anti-Paparazzi Law
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory?id=8812090
California must go bankrupt by John C. Dvorak
http://www.marketwatch.com/story/california-must-go-bankrupt-2009-09-18
Government is a refuge for those who choose not to function voluntarily in a free marketplace
People can learn how to get along without being violent
Progressive Claptrap by Robert Higgs
http://www.independent.org/blog/?p=3506
Partisan Politics—-A Fool’s Game for the Masses by Robert Higgs
http://www.independent.org/blog/?p=3596
Socialist mentality entails developmental victimization and thus using the State to victimize others
The whole reason to live in a society is to interact with others voluntarily, offering and receiving knowledge and trade
http://aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/free_market.html
Recognition of self-ownership and property rights is the solution to the ills of government
Most people are in massive denial about the nature of statism
People need to conceive of a society that is all privately owned
Those who currently survive via coercion need to realize their potential to survive by respecting others in the marketplace
It's vital to stand up and resist statist notions, to confront those in government (criminal mentalities) with a strong moral conviction based on property rights
Self-sacrifice is not a virtue
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Render_unto_Caesar...
People who have spent their lives creating and producing are unlikely to desire ruling over others; yet "intellectual property" laws foster a major counter-example...
For instance, Snap Out of it NOW! trademark http://snapoutofitnow.com/ and one of Apple's many threats...
http://digg.com/apple/Apple_may_take_Woolworths_to_court_over_similar_logo
bumper music "Let Go Of My World" by Testament
http://www.testamentlegions.com/

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