||Tim O'Reilly Responds to "Freedom or Power?"|
|Subject:||Copyrights are not really rights|
Response to: Copyrights are not really rights
Clarification: The word "right" has at least two meanings that are quite distinct: one is narrow and limited, prescribed, for example, by a contract, or set forth in a law applying for a limited time to certain named parties. An entirely different kind of right is a "natural right," such as the rights set forth in the US Bill of Rights, or the UN's Universal Declaration.
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