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pjc50 · 2015-07-29 · Original thread
Where in the world are there no patents today and that also has any significant positive impact on society

Due to the Berne convention, we don't get to have that comparison. Although lots of people argue that China's weak enforcement of non-Chinese IP has had rather a positive influence on their industry.

There's a good history of patents and cartelisation in "Information Feudalism" http://www.amazon.co.uk/Information-Feudalism-Owns-Knowledge...

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