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Friday, November 30, 2007

First things first

Yesterday the European Parliament recommended compulsory licenses for "environmentally necessary technologies" in order make those technologies available to developing countries.  For details, see Section 9 of the Parliamentary resolution.  (Thanks to IP Watch.)

Comment.  Good move.  If A and B are in a lifeboat with leaks fore and aft, A in the bow has extra bailing cans, and B in the stern has none, then how much should A charge B for a can?  Now if you were sitting between them and the question were put to a vote....