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Pirates of Silicon Valley
…in which we come to understand that Steve Jobs and Bill Gates both made money because of their ability to take a good idea, improve it, and market it. The idea, the graphical user interface, was created by neither Steve Jobs (Apple Macintosh) nor Bill Gates (Microsoft Windows). We also learn that their stances on the issue of intellectual property have only to do with the immediate financial impact on their companies. Understandable, but philosophically indefensible. Finally, we learn that they’re both total tools.

An entertaining film whose storyline depends on industrial espionage concepts. Paul Giamatti! Clive Owen!

Lawrence Lessig – Lessig 2.0
A Harvard law professor who writes thought-provoking commentary about copyright and intellectual property

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