[Ip-health] Please don't call it "intellectual property"
rms at gnu.org
Mon Mar 7 16:40:08 PST 2011
According to ANSI the document is intended to educate U.S. standards
developers, government officials, and other stakeholders about the
importance of copyright in standards. It affirms that every standard is a
work of authorship and is copyright protected under U.S. and international
law, giving the owner certain rights of control and remuneration.
That is factually true, but it is a disgusting policy and should be illegal.
Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
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