Friday, July 10, 2009

Benedict XVI on Intellectual Property

I wonder how he feels about copyright?

Patent Law Blog (Patently-O): The Pope on Patents
In a recently published encyclical letter, Pope Benedict XVI has taken a stand against strong patent rights because of they way that the exclusive rights of patents tend to promote wealth inequality at the expense of development in the world's poorest countries.

"On the part of rich countries there is excessive zeal for protecting knowledge through an unduly rigid assertion of the right to intellectual property, especially in the field of health care."

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