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Old 10-18-2012, 04:53 PM   #146
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It is, though, a perfectly valid example of the importance of copyright. One of the often-overlooked aspects of copyright law is the right to keep private things private by choosing not to publish them that it grants.
This, of course, makes irrelevant the most prominent of the justifications for copyright's restrictions on the dissemination of knowledge; namely that it promotes the creation of new works (and hence enhances the store of human knowledge) by giving authors the profit from them.
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