Stallman on Beethoven and Software Patents

11 PM November 5, 2004

Richard Stallman was in Sydney recently, and ABC Radio National broadcast a portion of his lecture on Software Patents. Stallman draws an analogy between software and music, and asks how Beethoven would have faired if musical ideas had been made patentable in the 1700s.

Audio stream available on the ABC‘s The Buzz site – starts at around 8 minutes 20 seconds. Transcript should be available Tuesday or Wednesday.

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