Greed undermines benefits of digital

Greed undermines benefits of digital technology

“WHEN they wrote the Constitution, the nation’s founders didn’t figure on digital technology’s impact. But I’m convinced they would have been appalled by the way greed has overcome the public interest when it comes to intellectual property.”

The relevant constitutional language is the eighth clause in Section 8 of Article I. It gives Congress the responsibility “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries.”