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Talk:Pirate Manifesto parties at a glance

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from the USA section states: United States Constitution Article I, Section 8, Clause 1 a.k.a. the Progress Clause states
"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."
This implies that complete abolishment of copyright or similar monopoly would require constitutional amendment.
    • False. The US Constitution grants Congress the power to enforce copyright and patents, not an obligation. 13:27, 5 July 2008 Ahruman
      • Wrong. Reading it linguistically it seems that way, but in US legal documents the normal meaning of a word doesn't apply. Under legal wording, I'm told, the clause is an imperative for it (I'm no legal or constitutional student). I just created this section and don't know the proper formatting (I don't like wikis, find them cumbersome and annoying with stupid markups) Ktetch 15:50, 14 May 2009 (CEST)