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Gurry acknowledged that digital technology and the internet
have created unprecedented access to knowledge. They
“Rather than resist it,” Gurry
created “the most powerful instrument for the
democratization of knowledge since the invention of
said, “we need to accept the
moveable type for printing,” he said. “They have introduced
perfect fidelity and near zero-marginal costs in the
inevitability of technological
reproduction of cultural works and an unprecedented
capacity to distribute those works around the globe at
change and to seek an intelligent
instantaneous speeds and, again, near zero-marginal
costs.”
engagement with it. There is, in
But he argued that there must be economic incentives to

any case, no other choice – either
reward creativity and “foster a dynamic culture.” It was
unclear whether he would agree that dynamic cultures had
the copyright system adapts to
always evolved without copyright as well.
Rather, the new technologies “have given a technological

the natural advantage that has
advantage to one side of the balance, the side of free
evolved or it will perish.”
availability, the consumer, social enjoyment and short-term
gratification.”
And as it is impossible to reverse technological advantage and

resulting change, it must not be resisted. “Rather than

Present and Future of Protecting Software in a Digitalized. 2002 . USA 2011-05-12 Speaker: Mladen Vukmir 01-07-29 Ÿ VUKMIR. Wired World ITechLaw 2011 Annual Meeting & World Technology Law Conference San Francisco. CA. The Past.

legislation only follows the business models established by new technologies Lawyers always had difficulties predicting or driving social change. means no soverignty as we know it No sovereignty means no territoriality principle in the future IPR systems Technologies bring consequences. Topics & Theses Keep it simple! People digitaly wired flattened the Globe. but in the flat world this might spell the end of the road 04/06/02 . always did.

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let’s take things in turn and look finally at the two technologies that will move things even further 04/06/02 . Topics2 & Theses2 The emergence of brain-machine interfaces means that humans will be able to communicate to the machines directly by thought This means that machines might become able to communicate to other humans by thought As a consequence we will abandon embodying the ideas and the copyright will cease to exist as we know it IP law will change because the creativity needs it to change IP will change but our relation to the creativity results is going to remain property based Now.

always did. legislation follows No law in creativity creation. No copyright? IPis going to change because the creativity needs it to change 04/06/02 . little law in creativity exploitation Technical means content exploitation management Brain-machine interface means no embodiment. the globe flat means no soverignty No sovereignty means no territoriality principle in IP Technologies bring consequences. Topics & Theses World digitaly wired.

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and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place. liberty. Foundation for Economic Education. "Life.Y.” (Fréderick Bastiat. On the contrary. and property do not exist because men have made laws.. 1950) (The Law. (1850). liberty. The Law) . it was the fact that life. Irvington-on-Hudson. N.

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net .vukmir@vukmir.Thank you mladen.

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