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Does free software contradict its own “free as in speech” metaphor?

The "free as in speech" metaphor is often used to describe free software like that licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL). But the GPL restricts your freedom to distribute derivatives as closed ...
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“Intellectual property” of publications

Intellectual property is a broad and ill-defined notion so I want to be clear what I am talking about. I am not talking about someone taking credit for another's published work, surely authors should ...
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Do libertarians like Robert Nozick and Ayn Rand agree with the idea of enforcing intellectual property?

How do hardline libertarians like Nozick and Rand consider the question intellectual property and monopolies through patents? On one hand, it seem to me that they would support the concept, given ...