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    Re: Do you believe in natural monopolies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    No, if we didn't have copyright then there would be no Windows, because no one wants to invest if someone else can just take what they have done and steal it. Copyright is one of the elements of a market economy, like property rights. And I also would expect libertarians to be in favour of copyright.
    If that were true, I wouldn't be surfing the net on Firefox, have a pc with Ubuntu (another pc, not this), I wouldn't have Miro and I wouldn't have my free anti virus.
    Just food for thought.

    I'm fine with very limited copyright, not modern versions.
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    Re: Do you believe in natural monopolies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If that were true, I wouldn't be surfing the net on Firefox, have a pc with Ubuntu (another pc, not this), I wouldn't have Miro and I wouldn't have my free anti virus.
    Just food for thought.

    I'm fine with very limited copyright, not modern versions.
    Well, some products can be made for fun or work without copyright, but I doubt that Gates would have invested so much money into Windows if someone could just copy his product or do minor modifications. The basis of the modern economy is on copyright. Without it, no one would bother to invest in a new product because if it get successful someone will leech off you.

    Think about copyright as property right. If you don't secure either of them, the economy will crumble.

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    Re: Do you believe in natural monopolies?

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    A simple question to start a discourse.

    I do not believe in natural monopolies since they wouldn't exist in a free market. They only exist when the government regulates in favor of established businesses, which bars entry into the marketplace from newer competitors.
    The only things that could qualify as natural monopolies are privately owned corridors (roads, railroads, pipelines, etc.) that require unbroken tracts of unique land to function. These are among the very few things where some form of government regulation is sometimes needed to prevent abuse and price gouging.

    Of course, the regulation must be reasonable and fair.

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    Re: Do you believe in natural monopolies?

    I believe in natural monopolies, unicorns, trolls, and rainbow bright.
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