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T in Oklahoma (Okiemockbird) BS: Duke Univ. Conference on Public Domain (3) Duke Univ. Conference on Public Domain 30 Oct 01


Duke University and the Center for the Public Domain have organized a conference on the public domain in so-called "intellectual property" law, to be held on November 9-11, 2001. Featured speakers include Yochai Benkler, Lawrence Lessig, and James Boyle. The conference home page is at http://www.law.duke.edu/pd/index.html.

A draft of Professor Boyle's paper can be found at:

http://www.law.duke.edu/pd/papers/boyle.pdf

Professor Boyle opens his paper with the following humorous rhyme:

The law locks up the man or woman
Who steals the goose from off the common
But leaves the greater villain loose
Who steals the common from off the goose.

The law demands that we atone
When we take things we do not own
But leaves the lords and ladies fine
Who take things that are yours and mine.

The poor and wretched don't escape
If they conspire the law to break;
This must be so but they endure
Those who conspire to make the law.

The law locks up the man or woman
Who steals the goose from off the common
And geese will still a common lack
Till they go and steal it back

T.




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