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Thomas Jefferson on intellectual property

If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of every one, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives …

Cyberspace is forever

Once you put something on the internet it stays there forever!
There was a lot of news recently about privacy in the digital age we now live in.  Back in 2002 I had written a piece on that subject for a web site in England.  I thought it might be relevant today and that I might repost it so I looked for it.  I was surprised to learn that I no longer had a copy of it on my computer’s hard drive.