Charles Nesson cont’d

Moving onto Intellectual Property:

“First starts with scribes, monks.  Then printing press allows for making of copies.  But this needs to be coupled with environment that makes enforecement of law against unauthorized copies.  It was relatively efficient to enforce this system.  In technological time, the recording business doesn’t start even theoretically until Thomas Edison invents the phonograph.  Then product could be replicated in the form of vinyl, CDs, etc… Suddenly it’s as if you are trying to sell bottled water in the desert against the rain.”